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APA 7th Edition Style Guide: Book with Editor(s)

How to set-up and cite your sources using APA 7th edition format.

Formatting your References

Once you type your references on the reference page, you will need to put in a hanging indent and double-space the entire reference list. In Microsoft Word, highlight the references from A to Z, then find the paragraph function in the Word ribbon. Select Hanging under Indentation and Double under spacing. See the Formatting your References tab for instructions on doing this on a Mac or in Google Docs.


Abbas, D. D. F. (2020). Manipulating of audio-visual aids in the educational processes in Al-Hilla University College. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24(3), 1248-1263.

Books with Editor(s)

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        

General Format:
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (YEAR). Title of chapter. In Editor's First Initial. Last Name (Ed.), Title of the book. Publishing Company.

Book with editor(s) and
(Martin, 1978)

Martin, E. W. (1978). The theory of care. In A. Ruskin et al. (Eds.), Hazards of primary care in
aging populations
(2nd ed.). 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
(Leonard & Crawford, 2002)                                       

Leonard W. R. & Crawford M. H. (Eds.). (2002). Human biology of pastoral populations. 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
(Shulyer, 2005, p. 236).

Shulyer, B. (Ed.). (2005). Psychological terms and meanings (2nd ed., Vol. 35). Bookies.

You can cite a specific dictionary or encyclopedia entry in the in-text citation using page numbers. In the reference list cite the entire work.