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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: C. Corporate Author

About Citing Web Pages

Elements you must include when citing a web page:

- [Internet] after the title of the page
- Date you are citing the page and date the web page was updated, if known
- The URL at the end of the citation and after the phrase Available from:

Corporate Author

The general format and example below refers to a web page with a corporate author.

When citing a web page you must include the date it was accessed, and the URL.  If the web page gives a date when it was updated, include that before the cited date.  Include the title of the web page if it is different from the author's name.

A shortened form of the name of the organization may be used for the in-text citation, using the initial letter of each part of the name or a readily recognizable abbreviation. The abbreviation will appear as the first element in the end reference, within square brackets.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
[Author abbreviation] Author. [Internet]. Date. Title. Place of publication: Publisher; [updated date; cited date]. Available from: URL.


In-Text Citation:
(IRPC 2010)
Reference List:

[IRPC] Industrial Psychology Research Centre. [Internet]. 2010. Aberdeen (UK): University of Aberdeen. [updated 2010 Oct 6; cited 2011 Jan 22]. Available from:

Brief Guides to CSE Style

Printable brief guides to CSE style, Name-Year (N-Y).