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APA edited book no author

Sometimes books contain collections of chapters which are written by different authors and collated by an editor or editors. To reference a chapter in an edited book via citation machine you need to record the following details:

  • Сhapter Author;
  • Year of publication;
  • Title of the chapter;
  • Edition/ revision or number of a book if any;
  • Title of a book;
  • Pages of chapter used;
  • Place of publication;
  • Publishing entity.

While referencing you will come across certain material that has some of the normal referencing elements missing, ie no date of publication, no author etc. When this happens you may need to change your reference slightly, though referencing via APA citation generator for APA edited book no author is available.

If no author is named, the source may be written by a group or organisation. This is often true for collaborative or official works from government departments, corporations, or other organisations.

In this case, use the group in the author’s position, both in the in-text citation and in the reference list. Sometimes the group author is also the publisher. If there is no group author, the title should be moved to the author position. This method is often used for online newspaper article / journal articles and encyclopedia entries with no identified author.

The first few words of the title are used in the in-text citation. If it is a book or web page title, put it in italics. If it is an article or chapter title, or an entry title in an encyclopedia, put it between quotation marks. The full title is used in the reference list. For more information you may consult the APA citation guide.