Box 164Determining the publisher

  • Look at the top, bottom, or sidebar of the opening screens
  • Look for the name after a copyright statement, e.g., copyright 2006 by the American Chemical Society or © Coastal Research Group
  • Try to obtain it from a link within the site, usually under a "contact us", "history", or similar link
  • Look in the source code for the wiki if it is displayed by the Web browser
  • If wording such as "this site is maintained by XYZ Corporation for ABC Organization" appears, consider ABC Organization the publisher and XYZ Corporation the distributor. Publisher information is required in a citation; distributor information may be included as a note.
  • If no publisher can be identified, use "publisher unknown" in square brackets

From: Chapter 26, Electronic Mail and Discussion Forums

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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