Corporate author/ Organisation as author

You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

In a recent study, Amnesty International (1986, 29) found…


…was found (Amnesty International 1986, 29).


…in work situations (BSI 1995).


The BSI publication (1995, 8) specified the following…

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Corporate Author. Year of publication. Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

Reference list example

Amnesty International. 1986. Bangladesh: Unlawful Killings and Torture in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. London: Amnesty International.

BSI (British Standards Institution). 1995. Specification for Abbreviation of Title Words and Titles of Publications. London: BSI.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 15.37
  • For in-text citations, it is acceptable to use an abbreviation of the organisation's name (e.g. ISO). Reference list entries should then be listed under the abbreviated title, with the full title given in brackets e.g. ISO (International Organization for Standardisation).
  • For in-text citations, when citing a particular passage, include the page number/s in the in-text citation. Do not use 'p' or 'pp' before the page numbers. Place a comma between the year and page number's. Refer to section headings in lieu of page numbers for online books without page numbers.
  • For the reference list, use the name of organisation as the author for works published by groups, associations, corporations, etc.

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