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Business Firms

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Roxanne K. Young

Business Firms

In the text, use the name of a company exactly as the company uses it, but omit the period after any abbreviations used, such as Co, Inc, Corp, and Ltd. In the text, do not abbreviate these terms if the company spells them out, eg, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Note that in the text, periods are used with a company namesake’s initials.

However, to conserve space in references, abbreviate Company, Corporation, Brothers, Incorporated, Limited, and and (using an ampersand [&]), without punctuation, even if the company expands them, and delete periods even with initials, in accordance with the following examples; and delete The in publishers’ names. (See also 3.12.9, References, References to Print Books, Publishers; and 15.5, Nomenclature, Equipment, Devices, and Reagents.)

Text Style

Reference Style

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Farrar Straus & Giroux

B. C. Decker

BC Decker

American Mensa, Ltd

American Mensa Ltd

HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers

The Free Press

Free Press

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