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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.

Edited books

Edited books

The instructions on this page concern references to edited books. Please note that when citing edited books, the chapter is generally the entity you use as a source and that you refer to (see Book chapters).

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.

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.) (YYYY). Title of book (#th ed., Vol. #). Publisher. DOI or URL


In-text reference  
(Copsey et al., 2018)                                                                 The subject has been thoroughly reviewed in a recent book edited by Copsey et al. (2018)...
Reference list
Copsey, J. A., Black, S. I., Groombridge, J. J., & Jones, C. G. (Eds.) (2018). Species conservation: Lessons from islands. Cambridge University Press.