Box 68Government agencies and other national and international bodies as publisher

  • When citing publishers that are national bodies such as government agencies, if a nationality is not part of the name, place the country in parentheses after the name, using the two-letter ISO country code (see Appendix D).
    • National Cancer Institute (US)
    • National Society on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NZ)
    • Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. (GB)
    • Royal College of Physicians (AU), Paediatrics & Child Health Division
  • Do not confuse the publisher with the distributor, which disseminates documents for the publisher. For example, the most common distributors of US government agency publications are the US Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Designate the agency that will issue the book as the publisher and include distributor information as a note, if desired, preceded by "Available from: ".

From: Chapter 11, Forthcoming ("in press")

Cover of Citing Medicine
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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