APA 6th Referencing Guide — Chapter/ Section of an Edited Book

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APA Referencing Guide — Chapter/ section of an edited book


  • If your citation is taken from section of a dictionary or an encyclopedia, see dictionary / encyclopedia.
  • Editor format is initials first, followed by family name.
Format and order
  • Author(s) (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial)
  • (Year of publication). (in round brackets, followed by a full stop)
  • Title of chapter. (first letter capitalised, the rest lowercase, followed by full stop)
  • In
  • Editor(s) of book followed by (initials of editor, followed by family name)
  • (Ed.), (in round brackets, followed by comma)
  • Title of book (in italics, followed by a full stop)
  • (Edition number ed., pp. page numbers of chapter), (comma after edition number, in round brackets, use page abbreviations, in round brackets, followed by a full stop)
  • Place of publication: (followed by a colon)
  • Publisher. (followed by a full stop)
In-text citation

Baynton (2013) argues that…

Reference list

Baynton, D. C. (2013). Disability and the justification of inequality in American history. In L. J. Davis (Ed.), The disability studies reader. (4th ed., pp. 17-34). Abingdon: Routledge.

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