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Reference guide for APA 7th edition

Reference guide for APA 7th edition intended for students at the department of Biology and CEC, Lund University. NB! If you access the guide using a smartphone, please note that the text will open below the menu.

Chapters in edited books

Chapters in edited books

The instructions on this page concern 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.

Do not forget to consult the general instructions on how to write references according to APA (7th edition), including how to write in-text references and construct a reference list, the number of authors to be included, how to write references to two or more works within the same parenthesis, what to do if you have several references with the same author and publication date, how you cite specific parts of works, how to handle incomplete reference information (e.g. missing author information or no publication date), and when/how to use acronyms.

Template
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

Examples:

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...

...as 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.