Edited book

You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

…edited by Beckman and Ma (2008, p. 8).


…this theory was disproved (eds Beckman & Ma 2008, p. 8).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Editor (ed.) (Year of publication), Title of book, Publisher, Place of publication.

Reference list example

If the role of an editor (compiler, reviser or translator) is of primary importance:

Beckman KR and Ma J (eds) (2008), Still moving: between cinema and photography, Duke University Press, Durham.

If the role of the author remains of primary importance:

Strachey J (1985), Bloomsbury/Freud : the letters of James and Alix Strachey, 1924-1925, edited by P Meisel and W Kendrick, Basic Books, New York.

Style notes for this reference type

  • If the role of editor (compiler, reviser or translator) is important to the work cite the work by their name rather than the authors' names.
  • If the author's role remains of primary importance to the work cite the work using the author's name and acknowledge the editor (compiler, reviser or translator) in the reference list.
  • If there is no author, use the name of the editor (compiler, reviser or translator).
  • Use the abbreviations ed., eds, comp., comps, rev. and trans. as appropriate.
  • Book titles are italicised. Minimal capitalisation is recommended. Capitalise only the first word of the title and any proper nouns. Subtitles are not capitalised and are separated from the main title by a colon.
  • There is no comma or full-stop between the editor (compiler, reviser or translator) and year of publication. Commas are used to separate all other elements. The reference entry finishes with a full-stop.

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