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Publisher Categories in RoMEO

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These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Pharmaceutical Medicine'.

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'.

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

Associate Organisation

Definition: Society or organisation that assists a publishing house with editing and peer review, but which may not have copyright
Case/E.g.: Publishing house declarations: 'Published in association with...', 'Edited by...'
Guidance: Ownership of copyright by the associate organisation is possible, but less likely than for a client organisation.

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.

Society Publisher (Organisational Publisher, Professional Publisher)

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Guidance: Normally do not publish for other organisations, but may publish for subdivisions which could have separate rights.

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