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Chapter in an edited book   

See AGLC rule 5.5.

The details which must be included in the footnote are:

Author(s) of the chapter  - Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known. If first name(s) not known, use initials. If there are more than three authors, identify only the first one and then put 'et al' (meaning 'and others').


Title of the chapter - Put in single quotation marks. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles ('the', 'a', 'an'), conjunctions (e.g. 'and', 'but', etc.) and prepositions (e.g. 'on', 'with', etc.).


Editor(s) of the book - Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known. Put 'ed' or 'eds' in round brackets after the name(s).


Publisher - Include the publisher's name (inside round brackets with edition number and year of publication). Do not include the place of publication.


Edition number - Include, inside the round brackets, the edition number, but only if it is not the first edition.


Year of publication - Include inside the round brackets.


Page numbers for the chapter.


Pinpoint - Put particular page and/or paragraph [in square brackets] or chapter (abbreviated as 'ch') as appropriate.

 

Spencer Zifcak, 'The Responsibility to Protect' in Malcolm D Evans (ed), International Law (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed, 2010), 504.
Different edition  

Malcolm N Shaw, International Law (Cambridge University Press, 6th ed, 2008).

 

eBook

Many books now appear in print and online.


If you are citing a book that appears both in print and online, and you obtained your particular copy online, then you should still cite the book using the conventions for the print version.


The details which must be included in the footnote are:


Author(s) - Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known. If first name(s) not known, use initials. If there are more than three authors, identify only the first one and then put 'et al' (meaning 'and others'). If it is an edited book, put 'ed' or 'eds' in round brackets after the name(s).


Title - Put in italics. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles ('the', 'a', 'an'), conjunctions (e.g. 'and', 'but', etc.) and prepositions (e.g. 'on', 'with', etc.).


Publisher - Include the publisher's name (inside round brackets with edition number and year of publication). Do not include the place of publication.


Edition number - Include, inside the round brackets, the edition number, but only if it is not the first edition.


Year of publication - Include inside the round brackets.


Pinpoint - Put particular page and/or paragraph [in square brackets] or chapter (abbreviated as 'ch') as appropriate.

 

Julia Hörnle, Cross-border Internet Dispute Resolution (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Edited book

See AGLC rule 5 and rule 1.14.2.


The details which must be included in the footnote are:


Author(s) - Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known. If first name(s) not known, use initials. If there are more than three authors, identify only the first one and then put 'et al' (meaning 'and others'). If it is an edited book, put 'ed' or 'eds' in round brackets after the name(s).


Title - Put in italics. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles ('the', 'a', 'an'), conjunctions (e.g. 'and', 'but', etc.) and prepositions (e.g. 'on', 'with', etc.).


Publisher - Include the publisher's name (inside round brackets with edition number and year of publication). Do not include the place of publication.


Edition number - Include, inside the round brackets, the edition number, but only if it is not the first edition.


Year of publication - Include inside the round brackets.


Pinpoint - Put particular page and/or paragraph [in square brackets] or chapter (abbreviated as 'ch') as appropriate.

 

Christopher T Marsden (ed), Regulating the Global Information Society (Routledge, 2000).
More than three authors

The details which must be included in the footnote are:


Author(s) — Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known. If there are more than three authors, identify only the first one and then put ‘et al’ (meaning ‘and others’).


Title — Put in italics. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles (‘the’, ‘a’, ‘an’), conjunctions (e.g. ‘and’, ‘but’, etc.) and prepositions (e.g. ‘on’, ‘with’, etc.)


Publisher — Include the publisher’s name (inside round brackets with edition number and year of publication). Do not include the place of publication.


Edition number — Include, inside the round brackets, the edition number, but only if it is not the first edition.


Year of publication — Include inside the round brackets.


Pinpoint — Put particular page and/or paragraph [in square brackets] or chapter (abbreviated as ‘ch’) as appropriate.

 

Marvin Perry et al, Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9th ed, 2008).

Single author

The details which must be included in the footnote are:


Author — Give the first name(s) and family name if known. If first name(s) not known, use initials.


Title — Put in italics. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles (‘the’, ‘a’, ‘an’), conjunctions (e.g. ‘and’, ‘but’, etc.) and prepositions (e.g. ‘on’, ‘with’, etc.) unless they are the first word of the title.


Publisher — Include the publisher’s name (inside round brackets with edition number and year of publication). Do not include the place of publication.


Edition number — Include, inside the round brackets, the edition number, but only if it is not the first edition.


Year of publication — Include inside the round brackets.


Pinpoint — Put particular page and/or paragraph [in square brackets] or chapter (abbreviated as ‘ch’) as appropriate.

 

Julia Hörnle, Cross-border Internet Dispute Resolution (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Two or three authors

The details which must be included in the footnote are:


Author(s) — Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known. If first name(s) not known, use initials.


Title — Put in italics. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles (‘the’, ‘a’, ‘an’), conjunctions (e.g. ‘and’, ‘but’, etc.) and prepositions (e.g. ‘on’, ‘with’, etc.).


Publisher — Include the publisher’s name (inside round brackets with edition number and year of publication). Do not include the place of publication.


Edition number — Include, inside the round brackets, the edition number, but only if it is not the first edition.


Year of publication — Include inside the round brackets.


Pinpoint — Put particular page and/or paragraph [in square brackets] or chapter (abbreviated as ‘ch’) as appropriate.

 

Deryck Beyleveld and Roger Brownsword, Consent in the Law (Hart, 2007).