Group 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

First in-text citation:

In a recent study, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2007) found…


…as found in a recent study (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007).

Subsequent in-text citations:

A recent OECD (2007) report suggested…


…in work situations (OECD 2007).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author (Year of publication), Title of book, Publisher, Place of publication.

Reference list example

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2007), Babies and bosses, reconciling work and family life: a synthesis of findings for OECD countries, OECD, Paris.

Cross reference entry

OECD - see Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Style notes for this reference type

  • The names of groups that serve as authors (e.g. government agencies, corporations and associations) are usually spelled out in full each time they appear in the text. However, if the name is long and the abbreviation is familiar or readily understandable, you may abbreviate the name in the second and all subsequent citations.
  • The reference list should provide a cross reference for the abbreviated name to the full name of the authoring group.
  • Book titles are italicised.
  • Minimal capitalisation is recommended. Capitalise only the first word of the title and any proper nouns. Subtitles are not capitalised and are separated from the main title by a colon.
  • There is no comma or full stop between the author and year of publication. Commas are used to separate all other elements.
  • Information about the edition (not including first editions) and volume appear after the year of publication in the following order:
    Title of book, edition (edn), Volume number or number of volumes, Publisher, Place of publication, page number(s) if applicable.

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