These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Geology Today'.
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:||One of two or more publishers of any type who jointly publish a given journal.|
|Case/E.g.:||Evidence-Based Mental Health is copublished by the BMJ Publishing Group, the British Psychological Society, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Publishing house declarations: 'Co-published by...', 'Published jointly by...', 'Copyright x and y'
|Guidance:||Often, the journal uses the policies of only one of the copublishers (see 'Primary Copublisher'). Where the situation is unclear, 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.|
|Definition:||The publisher whose policies apply to a journal that is published jointly by two or more publishers. This distinguishes the publisher from the other party/parties, who are designated 'Copublishers|
|Case/E.g.:||e.Journal of Portuguese History is copublished by the Brown University, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, and the Universidade do Porto. Of these, Brown University is the primary copublisher. Publishing house declarations: 'Co-published by...', 'Published jointly by...', with additional indication of precedence - e.g. the contact details on all relevant web pages refer to publisher x, but not y.|
|Guidance:||Precedence may be indicated by a copyright declaration that only refers to publisher x, although in such cases 'Copyright Holder' would be used instead of 'Primary Copublisher'.|
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