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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide

Corporate Author

The general format and example below refers to a book with a corporate author.

If there is no personal author, an organization such as a university, association, corporation, or governmental body may serve as an author.

A shortened form of the name of the organization may be used for the in-text citation, using the initial letter of each part of the name or a readily recognizable abbreviation. The abbreviation will appear as the first element in the end reference, within square brackets.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author. Year. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. Number of pages p.


In-Text Citation:
(NCW 2001)
Reference List:
[NCW] National Council of Welfare (Canada). 2001. Child poverty profile. Ottawa (ON): National Council of Welfare.