This page contains reference examples for chapters in edited books, including the following:

  1. Chapter in an edited book
  2. Chapter in an edited book, reprinted from another book

Do not create references for chapters of authored books. Instead, write a reference for the whole authored book and cite the chapter in the text if desired.

  • Parenthetical citation of a chapter of an authored book: (McEwen & Wills, 2014, Chapter 16, p. 363) 
  • Narrative citation of a chapter of an authored book: McEwen and Wills (2014, Chapter 16, p. 363)

1. Chapter in an edited book

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association. 

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

  • Parenthetical citations: (Aron et al., 2019; Dillard, 2020) 
  • Narrative citations: Aron et al. (2019) and Dillard (2020)
  • If the edited book chapter includes a DOI, include the chapter DOI in the reference after the publisher name. 
  • Do not include the publisher location. 
  • If the edited book chapter does not have a DOI and comes from an academic research database, end the edited book chapter reference after the publisher name. Do not include database information in the reference. The reference in this case is the same as for a print edited book chapter.
  • Include any edition information in the same parentheses as the page range of the chapter, separated with a comma.

2. Chapter in an edited book, reprinted from another book

Bronfenbrenner, U. (2005). The social ecology of human development: A retrospective conclusion. In U. Bronfenbrenner (Ed.), Making human beings human: Bioecological perspectives on human development (pp. 27–40). SAGE Publications. (Reprinted from Brain and intelligence: The ecology of child development, pp. 113–123, by F. Richardson, Ed., 1973, National Educational Press)

  • Parenthetical citations: (Bronfenbrenner, 1973/2005) 
  • Narrative citations: Bronfenbrenner (1973/2005)
  • For a reprinted work (a work that has been published in two places at once), provide both years in the in-text citation, separated with a slash, with the earlier year first. 
  • Provide the title, page range, editor, year of publication, and publisher of the original work in parentheses after the information about the work that you used.

Edited book chapter references are covered in Section 10.3 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition