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Hypothesis annotation and collaboration tool' logomarkHypothesis is available on Rockefeller University Press journals to provide the scientific community layers of annotation curated by authors, community members, and others. Comment directly on articles in the Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Journal of General Physiology. Authors also can use Hypothesis to highlight exciting results and speak to readers directly about how the work advances the field.

Hypothesis is an open platform that allows annotation and commenting across HTML and PDF versions of articles, so that notes and comments made in either the HTML or PDF are visible in the other format. 

Benefits of Hypothesis include:

  • The ability for users to connect with colleagues and work in virtual groups.
  • The ability for readers to make private notes and public comments, ask questions and stimulate discussion, and create discoverable personal profiles.
  • The ability for authors to update people interested in their articles or areas of expertise, to answer questions, or make minor corrections.

Hypothesis can be accessed from the widget on the upper right corner of any article, as shown below. 

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