Answered By: Sophie Farrar
Last Updated: May 02, 2018     Views: 16

If the organisation’s name is commonly abbreviated or uses an acronym, you can use this in-text but it needs to be introduced correctly.

Use the organisation's full name the first time you refer to a report by that organisation, together with the abbreviation/acronym in square brackets.  In subsequent references to the same report, as well as other reports by the same organisation, only the abbreviated form should be used.

For example: (see also the link below and scroll to Organisation or corporate author)

First in-text citation

(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2009)

Subsequent in-text citations

(UNESCO, 2009)

Please note: Do not make up abbreviations or acronyms yourself.  You must use the full name of the organisation in the reference list.