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APA 7th Edition - University of Lincoln

Chapter in an edited book


For chapters in edited books, you need to include both the chapter author(s) and chapter title and the editor(s) and the book title in the reference list entry. In the in-text citation, provide the chapter author and date.

See also the guidance on the APA Style website at:


Parenthetical citation 

(van de Vijver & Leung, 2011)

Narrative citation 

van de Vijver and Leung (2011)


Reference List

van de Vijver, F., & Leung, K. (2011). Equivalence and bias: A review of concepts, models, and data

       analytic procedures.  In D. Matsumoto & F. van de Vijver (Eds.), Cross-cultural research methods in

       psychology (pp. 17-45).  Cambridge University Press.


1. Chapter author(s)’ surname, comma, followed by their initial(s) with a full stop after each initial (and comma if more than one author) with an ampersand before the last author 

 2. Year of publication in round brackets followed by a full stop  

3. Title of chapter followed by a full stop   

4. The word ‘In’ followed by the editor’s initial(s) full stop and surname with Ed. or Eds. in round brackets followed by a comma  

5. Book title in italics 

6. Page number range in round brackets followed by a full stop 

7. Publisher followed by a full stop 



Chapter Author Surname, Initials., & Chapter Author Surname, Initials. (Year). Title of chapter: Subtitle.

       In Editor’s Initial(s). Surname & Editor's Initial(s). Surname (Eds.), Title of book (pp. page numbers of chapter). Publisher.