Roadmap to Referencing

for use with Harvard-UniSA Style referencing



: Book chapter

Description: A single chapter or section within an edited book


  • Do not cite a chapter or section in a book when that book is entirely written by one author or set of authors: instead, cite as a whole book. However, if the chapter has its own separate author (i.e. like a chapter in an edited book), cite the chapter and chapter author.
  • Always cite the author of the chapter as your main author, not the editor of the book.
  • In the reference list include the editor’s name after the chapter title.
  • Note the exception to the order of initials for editors. For book chapters put the editor’s initial(s) before their family name rather than after.

In-text citation

Format and layout:
Author’s family name (year, page number if applicable)
(Author’s family name year, page number if applicable)
Abbott (2010, p. 32) believes the horror blockbuster...
...influential theory (Naremore 2004, p. 11).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:
Chapter Author’s family name, Initial(s) year, ‘Title of chapter’, in Editor’s Initial(s) Editor’s family name (ed.), Title of book, edition if necessary, Publisher, Place of publication, pp. xx–xx.
Abbott, S 2010, ‘High concept thrills and chills: the horror blockbuster’, in I Conrich (ed.), Horror zone: the cultural experience of contemporary horror cinema, I.B. Tauris, London, pp. 27–44.
Naremore, J 2004, ‘Authorship’, in T Miller & R Stam (eds), A companion to film theory, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, pp. 9–24.