APA 6th Referencing Guide — Edited Book

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APA Referencing Guide — Edited book


  • The first in-text citation for a work with 3-5 editors includes all the names of the author(s)/ editor(s), subsequent citations include only the first author(s)/ editor(s) family name followed by et al. and the year.
  • If a work has 6 or more editors, include only the first editor followed by et al. and the year, from the first time it is cited.
Format and order
  • Editors (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial)
  • (Ed.) or (Eds.). (in round brackets, followed by a full stop)
  • (Year of publication). (in round brackets, followed by full stop)
  • Title. (in italics, followed by full stop unless including edition)
  • (Edition number ed.). (in round brackets, followed by full stop)
  • Place of publication. (followed by colon)
  • Publisher. (followed by full stop)
In-text citation

There is much discussion on the role of global environmental politics in today's society (Harris, 2016).

Klees et al. (2012) explore a range of alternatives…

Reference list

Harris, P. G. (Ed.). (2016). Routledge handbook of global environmental politics.London: Routledge.

Klees, S. J., Samoff, J., Stromquist, N. P., & Bonal, X. (Eds.). (2012). The World Bank and education: Critiques and alternatives. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

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