How to Cite Year End Reports in APA Style

Companies and organizations develop year end reports for a variety of purposes, including accountability to stockholders, providing baselines, offering feedback and displaying achievements. Researchers in the behavioral and social sciences may use these reports as data in their writing. The sixth edition of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" offers guidelines for citing these documents.

In-text Citation

If you discuss a year end report in the text of an essay, put a citation within parentheses. Insert the name of the company or organization, a comma and the publication year, such as:

(The Philanthropic Group, 2012).

If you mention the name of the group in the main text of the sentence, omit it from the parentheses.

References Page

Include any sources cited in an essay on your References page. Begin with the name of the company or organization followed by a period. Put the publication year in parentheses. Add a period. Include the italicized name of the report in sentence case with a period. Finish with the publication location, a colon, the publisher and a period.

If the organization or company publishes its own report, indicate that by using "Author" without quotation marks in place of the publisher;

for example: The Philanthropic Group. (2012). End of the year financial report for 2011. New York, NY: Author.