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Box 167Government 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 of documents for the publisher. If wording such as "this site is maintained by XYZ Corporation for ABC Agency" appears, consider ABC Agency the publisher and XYZ Corporation the distributor. Publisher information is required in a citation; distributor information may be included as a note.

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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