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Q. How do I present the first mention of an in-text cited source which is normally referred to with initials? Specifically, AAALAC, which is the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. Is this correct? (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care [AAALAC] 2011)
A. You could do that, although it would be more elegant to introduce the initialism in the text than in a citation. Note too that if you are going to use “AAALAC 2011” thereafter as your citation (which seems practical), the reference list entry must go under AAALAC, rather than under Association.