Quote from author of this publication: "..."
Quote from the author of this publication: "..."
Is omitting the "the" in this example OK?
Update: Here's the context. (It's the second note.)
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It's valid, because it is already in a telegraphese style.
"Quote from the author of this publication:" is already not in a style we would normally use in prose. It's already omitting a verb ("Here is a..." or "A...follows").
In this sort of style, we often omit just about everything we can, very often including articles, and often leaving only a bare noun-phrase or adjectival-phrase ("Name:", "Colour:", etc.).
So in this style, it would be normal to use the former, or even to condense even further:
Or perhaps even:
If the rest of the context made it clear who "Author" was referring to.
i.e., with or without the article, is in any case not a complete grammatical sentence.
As such, the use of the article the would be unnecessary, except if you would want to refer to a particular author as distinct of any other that may have been referred to in the context.
By the way, the screenshot refers to 'editor', not 'author', though that does not really matter much.