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Vancouver - Referencing Guide

Book Chapters


  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.


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.


Chapter from an edited e-book

1. Jones NA, Gagnon CM. The neurophysiology of empathy. In: Farrow TFD, Woodruff PWR, editors. Empathy in mental illness [e-book]. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press; 2007 [cited 2010 Aug 10]: 217-38. Available from:

Chapter in an edited print book

2. 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.

3. 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 from an electronic reference book

4. Widdicombe J. Respiration. In: Blakemore C, Jennett S, editors. The Oxford companion to the body [e-book]. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2001 [cited 2005 Jun 30]. Available from:

Article from an electronic encyclopaedia

5. Lee HC, Pagliaro EM. Serology: blood identification. In: Siegel J, Knupfer G, Saukko P, editors. Encyclopedia of forensic sciences [e-book]. San Diego: Academic Press; 2000 [cited 2005 Jun 30]:1331-8. Available from:

Article in an encyclopaedia

6. 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

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

Article from an electronic dictionary:  No author

8. Haemocytoblast. In: The Oxford dictionary of sports science and medicine [e-book]. Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press; 2007 [cited 2010 Aug 6]. Available from:


See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, book chapters, and web pages.