The publisher is the organization that is primarily responsible for producing the source. When including a publisher in an MLA style citation, make sure to:
- Shorten the publisher’s name by leaving out business words such as Company (Co.), Incorporated (Inc.), and Limited (Ltd.).
- Use the abbreviation UP for a university press (e.g. Harvard UP, U of Toronto P).
- If there are two publishers named in your source, separate them with a forward slash (/).
Do not include a publisher for the following sources:
- A journal, magazine, or newspaper
- A work published by its author or editor
- A website whose title is the same as the name of the publisher
- A website that is not involved in the production of the material that it makes available (e.g. YouTube or WordPress).
If there is no publisher simply leave it out.