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MLA 9th Edition Citations: Publisher


Some examples of a publisher include:

  • Book publisher
  • Network that broadcast a television show
  • Organization responsible for creating content for a website
  • Agency that created a government publication

The publisher would not be included for the following citations:

  • Journal, magazine, or newspaper
  • Self-published works
  • Websites where the page title is the same as the publisher
  • Websites that make content available but is not involved in publication of the content (YouTube, WordPress, databases like JSTOR, etc.)

For more information on formatting publishers and publication dates, see pages 164-173 in the MLA Handbook.