Edited book

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Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

6. Author, Title of Book, ed. Editor Name (Place of Publication: Publisher, year), page(s).

Footnote example

First entry:

6. Jacques Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am, ed. Marie-Louise Mallet, trans. David Wills (New York: Fordham University Press, 2008), 119.

Second and subsequent entries:

26. Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am, 91.

Format for bibliography entries

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author (Surname, Given name). Title of Book. Edited by Editor. Place of publication: Publisher, year.

Bibliography entry example

Derrida, Jacques. The Animal That Therefore I Am. Edited by Marie-Louise Mallet. Translated by David Wills. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 14.104.
  • Editor's name(s) should be followed with the abbreviation ed. (or eds.). Use the same format where there is a translator or compiler instead of an editor.
  • Use abbreviations (ed., trans., comp.) in the footnote but spell out the words (edited by, translated by, compiled by) in the bibliography entry.
  • Where both an editor and translator are listed, their names should appear in the same order as on the original.
  • Where the item carries phrases such as 'Edited with a Foreword by...' the note or reference may be simplified to 'Edited by...'
  • In the footnotes, do not use ‘p’ or ‘pp’ before the page numbers.
  • The entry in the bibliography should include the names of all editors.
  • If the book has an editor in place of an author, the work is listed in the name of the editor. See Manual 14.103.
  • Specify the edition if it is not the first edition.
  • In the bibliography, no page numbers are given for books. Give beginning and ending page numbers for book chapters.
  • Use the shortened form for second and subsequent footnotes. The shortened form does not include ed. or eds.
  • For online books, include the DOI (or URL) as the last part of the citation and refer to section headings in lieu of page numbers.

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