What should I do if a Web site lists “History.com Editors” as the author of an article on the site?

It is not wrong to list the author exactly as it appears in the source. Thus, you may list “History.com Editors” in the “Author” slot in your entry.

Note that since History.com refers to a Web site title, you should italicize it even though it is not italicized as part of the author’s name on the site.

For a related situation, read our post on treating “The Editors of Britannica” as an encyclopedia’s author.

Published 18 September 2019

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