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APA 7th edition - Reference guide: Chapters in edited books

Reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the Univesity of Fort Hare to learn how format references according to the APA 7th edition style.

Chapters in edited books

Chapters in edited books

The instructions on this page are valid for references to chapters in edited books. The chapters of an edited book are written by different authors and each chapter is therefore treated as a separate work. Hence, the chapter is generally the entity referred to both in the in-text reference and in the reference list.

If a DOI has been assigned to the book, include this number in the reference. If no DOI has been assigned and the book was accessed online from a nondatabase website, use the URL of the webpage from which it was retrieved. If the book was accessed in print or retrieved from an academic database, no URL is included.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY). Title of chapter. In C. C. Editor & D. D. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (#th ed., Vol. #, pp. page number-page number). Publisher. DOI or URL


In-text reference  

(Von Bertalanffy, 1960)

(Koricheva & Gurevitch, 2013)              

(Lindquist et al., 2009)

According to the theory of Von Bertalanffy (1960)...

Koricheva and Gurevitch (2013) states that... described in Lindquist et al. (2009).

Reference list

Koricheva, J., & Gurevitch, J. (2013). Place of meta-analysis among other methods of research synthesis. In K. Mengersen, J. Gurevitch & J. Koricheva (Eds.), Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution (pp. 3-13). Princeton University Press. 

Lindquist, E. E., Krantz, G. W., & Walter, D. E. (2009). Order Mesostigmata. In G. W. Krantz & D. E. Walter (Eds.), A manual of acarology (3rd ed., pp. 124-232). Texas Tech University Press.

Von Bertalanffy, L. (1960). Principles and theory of growth. In W. W. Norwinski (Ed.), Fundamental aspects of normal and malignant growth (pp. 137- 259). Elsevier.