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Referencing Guide: Editor(s)

APA Referencing and style guide


Book with editor(s) and author(s)

The editor(s) is responsible for selecting and arranging the articles in a book, not for writing.

If a work has an editor in addition to a personal or organizational author, include both. The editor(s) are placed before the title statement and the name is not inverted.


Martin, E. W. (1978). The theory of care. In A. Ruskin et al. (Ed.), Hazards of primary care in aging populations (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott. 

In-text Citations

(Martin, 1978)

Book with editor(s) and no author


Editors and translators are required if no primary author can be determined.

List of references

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (Year of Publication). Title of book (Edition).Place of Publication: Name of Publisher.


Leonard W. R. & Crawford M. H. (Eds.). (2002). Human biology of pastoral populations. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press.

In-text Citation

(Leonard & Crawford,  1997).

Chapter in Edited Book

Edited books usually consist of chapters by different authors.

List of References

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Place of Publication: Name of Publisher.


Berry, W. (2005). War does not maintain peace or promote freedom. In L. I. Gerdes (Ed.), War: Opposing viewpoints (pp. 71-79). Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press.

In-text Citation

(Berry, 2005).