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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: G. Chapter in an Edited Book

Brief Guides to CSE Style

Printable brief guides to CSE style, Name-Year (N-Y). 

Chapter in an Edited Book

The general format and example below refers to a chapter in an edited book.

To cite a specific chapter in an edited book, include the author(s) and title of the chapter, as well as
the editor(s) and title of the book.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Editor date)

Reference List:
Author(s) AA. Year. Title of chapter. In: Editor(s) BB, editor(s). Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. p. page range.


In-Text Citation:
(Dube and Sekhwela 2008)
Reference List:

Dube OP, Sekhwela MBM. 2008. Indigenous knowledge, institutions and practices for coping with variable climate in the Limpopo Basin of Botswana. In: Leary N, Adejuwon J, Barros V, Burton I, Kulkarni J, Lasco R, editors. Climate change and adaptation. London: Earthscan. p. 71-89.

Online CSE Guides

The following web pages demonstrate the use of the Name-Year (N-Y) system.