Book chapter


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

…has been argued.(5)


Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

5. Author. Title of chapter. In: Editors, editors. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Page numbers.

Reference list example

5. Daniels PJ. Australia's foreign debt: searching for the benefits. In: Maxwell PA, Hopkins S, editors. Macroeconomics: contemporary Australian readings. 2nd ed. Pymble: HarperEducational; 1993. p. 200-50.


Style notes for this referencing type

  • Use this example when there is an overall editor and chapter contributions have been made by various authors.
  • The word 'In' is used to introduce the book's editor.
  • List all authors and editors.
  • List editor's/author's names in the order they appear in the text.
  • Capitalise only the first word of a title (as well as words that would normally begin with a capital letter).
  • Include edition if not the first (unless citing a first edition where subsequent editions exist).
  • Commonly used words in publisher names may be abbreviated. For example: Dept. for Department.
  • Place of publication:
    • If the publisher is located in more than one city: cite the city that is printed first.
    • For cities that are not well known follow with the country name either written out in full or as the ISO country code. For example: Melbourne (Australia) OR Melbourne (AU).
  • Pagination is optional.

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