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APA Style Guide: Book with Editor(s)

American Psychological Association rules for formatting papers, in-text citations, and end references. Examples based on the sixth edition of the Publication Manual from the APA. By Alexis Carlson

Books with Editor(s)

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
Book with editor(s) and
author(s)   
(Martin, 1978)

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.  

Editors are necessary when citing a chapter from an edited book with individual authors for
each chapter, commonly referred to as anthologies.          
                                         

Book with editor(s) and no
author
(Leonard & Crawford, 2002)                                       

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

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

Entry in a reference work,
with an editor and no author
("Relativity," 2005). Relativity. (2005). In B. Schulyer (Ed.), Psychological terms and meanings (2nd ed., Vol. 35, pp.
235-238). London, England: Bookies.