These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'SAGE Open'.
In general, the lowest category in the list below takes priority regarding copyright and policies.
|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.|
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