How to cite a 10-k report in MLA

MLA 10-k report citation

10-k reports are usually published by an organization that is also its author. Therefore, the name of the organization is included only as the publisher and the reference entry starts with the title. If you accessed the report online, click here for the citation format.

To cite a 10-k report in a reference entry in MLA style 8th edition include the following elements:

  1. Title of the report: Titles are italicized when independent. If part of a larger source add quotation marks and do not italize.
  2. Publisher: Always use the abbreviated version, e.g: MIT P for MIT Press or Oxford UP for Oxford University Press.
  3. Year of publication: Give the year of publication as presented in the source.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a 10-k report in MLA style 8th edition:

Title of the report. Publisher, Year of publication.

Take a look at our works cited examples that demonstrate the MLA style guidelines in action:


A 10-k report published by a company

Form 10-K 2018. Apple Inc., 2018.

A 10-k report published by a company

Form 10-k 2017. Microsoft Corp., 2017.

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