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Examples of how to refer to an entire book with one or more editors

Below are examples of how to refer to edited books. These types of books often have different authors for its chapters and one or more editors are responsible for putting everything together.

Referring to an entire book, which has 1-2 editors

In text

This has been done before (Owen, 2021) and Canestrari and Marlowe (2021) came to the same conclusion.

Reference list

Owen, K. (Ed.) (2021). Play in the Early Years. Sage Publications.

Canestrari, A. S., & Marlowe, B. A. (Eds.) (2021). Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings (4th ed.). Sage Publications.

Referring to an entire book, which has 3-20 editors

In text

This can be compared to previous results (Pankaj et al., 2021). It has also been discussed by Pankaj et al. (2021).

With three or more authors, write only the first author plus "et al.", including the first time.

Reference list

Pankaj, A., Sarma, A., & Borah, A. (Eds.) (2021). Social Sector Development in North-East India. Sage Publications.