These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Manchester School'.
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:||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:||Publisher(s) declared as copyright holder(s)|
|Case/E.g.:||Explicit statements - 'Copyright [year] [Name]', 'Owned by...'|
|Guidance:||The policies of the copyright holder take priority over the policies of any other organisations involved in the publication of a journal. Where there are two or more copyright holders, 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.|
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