General citation guidance
Though we do not have any formal guidance on the proper way to cite a Hypothesis annotation as a source in a research paper, we recommend including the following annotation information at a minimum:
- Full name of annotator (if known)
- Hypothesis username
- Date of annotation
- First 20 words of the annotation
- URL of annotation
You can find the URL of an annotation by clicking the Share icon in the bottom-right corner of the annotation card.
If you have a recommended format for citing Twitter posts, this same format will almost always serve a Hypothesis annotation well.
Chicago Manual of Style
Lastname, Firstname (Hypothesis username). Year. “Full text of the annotation up to 20 words.” Hypothesis annotation, Month day, year. URL.
Dricker, Matt (dricker). 2022. “Suggestion for citing Hypothesis annotations using the Chicago style.” Hypothesis annotation, February 22, 2022. https://hyp.is/VbTAqJPxEeyVdss0dJghSw/www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html
Author last name, First initial. [Hypothesis user name]. (Year, Month Day). Full text of the annotation up to 20 words [annotation]. Hypothesis. URL
Dricker, M. [dricker] (2022, February 22). Suggestion for citing Hypothesis annotations using the Chicago style [annotation]. Hypothesis. https://hyp.is/VbTAqJPxEeyVdss0dJghSw/www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html