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Standards: Citing Standards

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Basics of Citing Standards

If you are using a standard in your paper, presentation, scholarly publishing, etc., it needs to be cited, just like a book or article. There is no specific style manual for standards; instead, the style usually depends on the discipline or journal.

Make sure you provide enough information so that anyone interested in further information can track down the original document:

  • Issuing Agency (or publication name)
  • Standard Number
  • Standard title
  • Publication Date
  • Specific Version


For examples of the different styles you can use, go to and enter 'Standards' in the search box.

The following guide is also highly recommended:

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