These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'International Microbiology'.
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.
|Definition:||A company that publishes for profit.|
|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.|
|Definition:||A publishing house run by an educational institution. May publish on behalf of 3rd party organisations|
|Case/E.g.:||Liverpool University Press|
|Guidance:||University publishers often operate the same was as commercial publisher, but are owned and controlled by an academic institution. They may just publish journals from their own institution. They may also publish journals on behalf of learned societies and similar client organisations. Client organisations usually retain their rights.|
|Definition:||Publisher(s) declared as copyright holder(s)|
|Case/E.g.:||Explicit statements - 'Copyright [year] [Name]', 'Owned by...'|
|Guidance:||The policies of the copyright holder take priority over the policies of any other organisations involved in the publication of a journal. Where there are two or more copyright holders, 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.|
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