These are the categories of publisher that are relevant to 'Annals of the Association of American Geographers'.
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.
|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:||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.|
|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.|
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