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APA – Citing Sources

Organizations as authors

Sometimes corporations, authorities, organizations and such, are publishing material that is not the words of a specific author. These organizations etc. are noted in their full form each time they are cited. Organizations that are mostly known by their abbreviated acronyms are stated with the acronym within square brackets the first time. On the following occasions, only the acronym is used. In the reference list, the full form of the name of the organization is noted.

The first occasion:

  • (North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO], 2007)

The following occasions:

  • (NATO, 2007)