These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Astronomical Journal'.
In general, the lowest category in the list below takes priority regarding copyright and policies. This is not clear and certain, however, for 'Client organisations' and 'Associate organisations'.
|Definition:||Society or organisation publishing its own journals|
|Case/E.g.:||American Chemical Society|
|Guidance:||Normally do not publish for other organisations, but may publish for subdivisions which could have separate rights.|
|Definition:||Society or organisation whose journals are published for them by a publishing house|
|Case/E.g.:||Publishing house declarations: 'Published on behalf of...', 'Journal of the ...'|
|Guidance:||Copyright probably held by the client organisation, but not certain. If the publishing house does not allow you to archive, you could contact the client organisation. RoMEO gives the policies of client organisations where known. Otherwise it gives the policies of their publishing house.|
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