Guide: How to cite a Patent in Annual Reviews (author-date) style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in Annual Reviews (author-date) style

Cite A Patent in Annual Reviews (author-date) style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the Annual Reviews (author-date) citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Annual Reviews (author-date) style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname Author Initial. Year Published. Title. Patent Number

Example: 2015. Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname Year Published)


High contrast (for example, dark text on light background or bright text on dark background) is required by some people with visual impairments, including many older people who lose contrast sensitivity from ageing.

While some people need high contrast, for others — including some people with reading disabilities such as dyslexia — bright colors (high luminance) are not readable. They need low luminance. ( 2015)

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