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Publisher Categories in RoMEO

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These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Abstract Bulletin of Paper Science and Technology'.

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.

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'.

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