An entry should be given in the reference list for any form of personal communication including letters, telephone conversations, interviews and e-mails.
Details should include:
• The name of the person who is the source of your information.
• Any academic or professional affiliation.
• The year of the communication.
Additional information about the date of the communication can be given if known.
Standard format for citation
#. Author, A. A. Affiliation, Location of Affiliated Institution (if applicable). Personal communication, Month, Year.
1. Saul, B. J. Chemistry Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Personal communication, July 2002.