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

…is thought to be the most comprehensive work in this field.(4)


Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

4. Editor, editor. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.

Reference list example

4. Beckman K, Ma J, editors. Still moving: between cinema and photography. Durham: Duke University Press; 2008.


Style notes for this referencing type

  • Format is the same as for 'Authors' but follow the last named editor with a comma and the word editor or editors.
  • List all editors regardless of number.
  • 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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