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APA Style Guide, 6th Edition: Book with Editor(s)

A style guide for APA

Books with Editor(s)

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
Book with editor(s) and
(Martin, 1978)

Martin, E. W. (1978). The theory of care. In A. Ruskin et al. (Ed.), Hazards of primary care in
aging populations
(2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott.  

Editors are necessary when citing a chapter from an edited book with individual authors for
each chapter, commonly referred to as anthologies.          

Book with editor(s) and no
(Leonard & Crawford, 2002)                                       

Leonard W. R. & Crawford M. H. (Eds.). (2002). Human biology of pastoral populations. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Editors and translators are required if no primary author can be determined.

Entry in a reference work,
with an editor and no author
("Relativity," 2005). Relativity. (2005). In B. Schulyer (Ed.), Psychological terms and meanings (2nd ed., Vol. 35, pp.
235-238). London, England: Bookies.