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The Journal of Integrative Behavioral Science Writing Guide: Books & e-books

Guide for authors of the The Journal of Integrative Behavioral Science

Basic Guidelines

Book Citations should include:

1. Author

2. Year of Publication

3. Title of Book (italicized)

4. City of publication

5. Publisher

In some cases, you may need to add:

Editor's name, edition, volume number, page numbers of a specific chapter

Examples of book citations

Book by a Single Author or Editor APA 6.27, 7.02.18

Example - Single Author

Example - Single Editor

If you are citing an entire edited book, place the editor's name in the author position followed by (Ed.). If you are citing a specific chapter, article, or entry in an edited book or in a reference book, see instructions below.

Book by Multiple Authors or Editors APA 6.27, 7.02.3, 7.02.5

Two to Seven Authors or Editors

List each author by their last names followed by their initials. Use the ampersand (&) rather than the word "and."


*For books by more than seven authors, list the first six authors as above. Insert an ellipses (...) after the name of the sixth author followed by the name of the last author listed.

Entry or Article in a Reference Book APA 6.27, 6.29, 7.02.27

Begin the citation with the author of the article, not the author or editor of the book.

Example - Signed Entry

Example - Unsigned Entry

If no author is attached to an entry, begin with the title of the entry.

Determinism. (2003). In J. van Huyssteen, N. Howell, N. Gregersen, W. Wildman, & I. Barbour (Eds.), Encyclopedia of science and

religion (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 216-217). New York, NY: Macmillan.

Multivolume Work APA 6.28, 7.02.21, 7.02.23

Include the volume used in parentheses after the title.


eBook APA 6.31, 6.32, 7.02.19

Include the author(s), publication date, and title as you would a print publication, followed by:

  • The DOI (Digital Object Identifier), if available.
  • If no DOI is available, include the e-book's URL address. If you have accessed the material through a subscription database (such as NetLibrary, eBrary, or Knovel), use the database home page URL. You do NOT need to include the URL if you have included a DOI.


eBook on a Kindle, iPad, etc.

After the publication information, include:

  • The type of e-reader you used
  • The website or software from which you retrieved the book

Source: APA Style Blog: How Do You Cite an E-Book (e.g., Kindle Book)?

Example - Kindle

Citation examples courtesy Pellissippi State Community College Library Guides.