Multiple Cities of Publication

Bibliographic citations should include the city in which a publisher is headquartered:

Hamori, Esther J., and Jonathan Stökl. Perchance to Dream: Dream Divination in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. ANEM 21. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018.

Some publishers have headquarters in more than one location, leaving one to wonder which location should be included in the bibliographic citation. Does one list the city in which a specific copy was printed? Does one list the city that is closest physically to the researcher? Does one list all of the cities in which a publisher has a branch?

The answer is given in SBLHS 6.1.4.1: “Only the first place listed on the title or copyright page of the work being cited should be included in a bibliographic citation.” For instance, Yale University Press has headquarters in New Haven and London, both of which are listed on the title page.

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When citing this volume by Yale University Press, however, one should include only New Haven, since that location is listed first:

Wilken, Robert Louis. The Christians as the Romans Saw Them. 2nd ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

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