Some conference papers have misleading names, for example, 'journal of physics conference series' with both journal and conference in the name. 'journal of physics conference series' is almost like a journal because it publishes full manuscripts on their website but it also has conference in its name because it collects submissions from a conference that really takes place somewhere. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A is just a journal rather than a conference. In such cases how to tell if a publication is really a journal or a conference?
To tell if something is a conference or a journal doesn't really matter that much but there is a follow up question. If it's considered a conference with a full manuscript, it is possible to publish roughly the same contents on another normal journal. If it's considered a journal then of course there's no reason to publish it on another journal once again.