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APA 6th Edition 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                                                        
    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. Place of Publication: 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.). 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
(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.