APA 7th Referencing Guide — Edited Book

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APA Referencing Guide — Edited book


  • Follow the same citation rule for the number of editors as authors, e.g. for 1 or 2 editors, include both surnames and for 3 or more editors, include first editor's surname and et al.
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)
  • Publisher. (followed by full stop)
  • DOI or URL (for ebooks only)
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. Routledge.

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

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