Guidelines for managing the relationships between society-owned journals, their society, and publishers

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The journals of ‘Learned Societies’ and ‘Professional Associations’ are an important part of the scientific
literature. Regardless of the publication arrangements (i.e., self-published by the society, published under
contract with a professional publishing house, or some combination of both) and the number of journals
affiliated with that society, the policies of and the relationships among the journals, any publisher and
the society – both staff and volunteer leaders – must be of the highest quality, ethically sound, and as
transparent as possible.

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