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Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications

Government documents can be confusing to cite. They can take the form of anything from an informational pamphlet to a Congressional debate and everything in between. Unlike standard publications, these documents do not necessarily follow the pattern of author, title, publisher, date. This guide will try to help you get started building your citation, but if you get stuck, contact a librarian of Government Information, Maps, and Microforms Services.

Where available, we have included a link to a digital version of the item we are citing so that you can see where we are pulling our information from. Pretend that these are the actual physical objects because there are special rules for citing electronic sources. (If you are not affiliated with IUB, these objects may be unavailable to you.)

We based this guide largely on Garner and Cheney’s The Complete Guide to Citing Government Documents: A Manual for Writers &

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Politics | SAGE Publications Ltd

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Politics

This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/politics to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Politics will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

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