These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology'.
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 Publishing organisation of any variety that has relinquished ownership to another publisher|
|Case/E.g.:||Ownership of Practical Neurology passed from Wiley-Blackwell to BMJ Publishing|
|Guidance:||May publish on behalf of ministries or departments which have their own rights and policies|
|Definition:||Imprint of a 'Former Publisher', where ownership has changed.|
|Case/E.g.:||Practical Neurology had been published by the Blackwell Publishing imprint of Wiley-Blackwell, before ownership passed to BMJ Publishing.|
|Guidance:||See also 'Imprint', and 'Sub-imprint' (which may be more suitable for societies).|
|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.|
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