Commercial Firms - Abbreviations

AMA Manual of Style - Stacy L. Christiansen, Cheryl Iverson 2020

Commercial 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. Do not abbreviate these terms if the company spells them out (eg, Apothecus Pharmaceutical Corporation).

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.

Text style

Reference style

American Mensa, Ltd

American Mensa Ltd

Medsoftware, Inc

Medsoftware Inc

StataCorp LP