Box 32Abbreviated words in publisher names

  • Commonly used words in names may be abbreviated, if desired
    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
    • Ltd. for Limited
    • Soc. for Society
    • Univ. for University
    See Appendix C for more abbreviations of commonly used English words.
  • Be consistent. If you abbreviate a word in one reference in a list of references, abbreviate the same word in all references.
  • Follow all abbreviated words with a period

From: Chapter 4, Scientific and Technical Reports

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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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