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Vancouver - Referencing Guide

Book Chapters

Information

  These examples are for chapters or parts of edited works in which the chapters or parts have an individual title and author/s, but are included in collections or textbooks edited by others.

  If the editors of a work are also the authors of all of the included chapters, then it should be cited as a whole book using the examples given for Books.

Only the first letter of the first word of the title of the chapter or part is capitalised.

Format

Standard format for citation

#. Author of Part, AA. Title of chapter or part. In: Editor A, Editor B, editors. Title: subtitle of book. Edition(if not the first). Place of publication: Publisher; Year. p. page numbers.

Examples

Chapter in an edited book

1. Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

2. Ford HL, Sclafani RA, Degregori J. Cell cycle regulatory cascades. In: Stein GS, Pardee AB, editors. Cell cycle and growth control: biomolecular regulation and cancer. 2nd ed. Hoboken (NJ): Wiley-Liss; 2004. p. 42-67.

Article in an encyclopaedia

3. Ford-Martin, P. Cognitive-behavioral therapy. In: Thackery E, Harris M, editors. Gale encyclopedia of mental disorders. Vol. 1. Detroit (MI): Gale; 2003. p. 226-8.

Article in an encyclopaedia: No author

4. Mental disorders and their treatment. In: The new encyclopaedia Britannica. Vol. 23. 5th ed. Chicago (IL): Encyclopaedia Britannica; 1987. p. 956-75.