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Publisher Categories in RoMEO

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These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Trends in Biochemical Sciences'.

In general, the lowest category in the list below takes priority regarding copyright and policies.

It gets complicated when there are more than two levels involved.

Commercial Publisher (Publishing House)

Definition: A company that publishes for profit.
Case/E.g.: Springer Verlag
Guidance: Commercial publishers may both publish their own journals and publish journals on behalf of learned societies and other client organisations. They normally control the rights for their own journals, and may control the rights for the journals of client organisations. However, some client organisations retain their rights.

Imprint

Definition: Subsidiary of a publishing house, with a different name, and possibly different rights
Case/E.g.: Routledge, which is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, which in turn is an imprint of Informa
Guidance: See also 'Sub-imprint' (which may be more suitable for societies) and 'Former imprint'.

Copublisher

Definition: One of two or more publishers of any type who jointly publish a given journal.
Case/E.g.: Evidence-Based Mental Health is copublished by the BMJ Publishing Group, the British Psychological Society, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Publishing house declarations: 'Co-published by...', 'Published jointly by...', 'Copyright x and y'
Guidance: Often, the journal uses the policies of only one of the copublishers (see 'Primary Copublisher'). Where the situation is unclear, we try to display the more liberal policy. Firstly we select by RoMEO colour in the order Green, Blue, Yellow, and White. If necessary, we then use a weighted algorithm that tries to identify the policy that permits archiving of the most recent version of an article.

Sub-Imprint (Subdivision, Department)

Definition: Subsidiary of any of the categories higher in the list
Case/E.g.: Routledge, which is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, which in turn is an imprint of Informa

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