Box 12Abbreviations in affiliations

  • Abbreviate commonly used words in affiliations, if desired. Follow all abbreviated words with a period.
    • Examples:
      • Acad. for Academy
      • Assoc. for Association
      • Co. for Company
      • Coll. for College
      • Corp. for Corporation
      • Dept. for Department
      • Div. for Division
      • Inst. for Institute or Institution
      • Soc. for Society
      • Univ. for University
    • See Appendix C for more abbreviations of commonly used English words.
  • Abbreviate names of US states and Canadian provinces using their official two-letter abbreviations. See Appendix E for a list of these.
  • Abbreviate names of countries outside of the US and Canada using the two-letter ISO country code, if desired. See Appendix D for codes of selected countries.
  • Be consistent. If you abbreviate a word in one reference in a list of references, abbreviate the same word in all references.

From: Chapter 22, Books and Other Individual Titles on the Internet

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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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