OSCOLA Referencing

Chapter/Essay in Edited Books


The following are examples of how to reference chapters/contributions to edited books from individual authors.


Cite the author and title of the contribution, followed by the editor’s name, title of the book and publication information.


Template (Footnote):

author, | ‘chapter title’ | in editor (ed), | book title | (additional information, | publisher | year).


Justine Pila, ‘The Value of Authorship in the Digital Environment’ in William H Dutton and Paul W Jeffreys (eds), World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities in the Century of Information (MIT Press 2010).

John Cartwright, ‘The Fiction of the “Reasonable Man”’ in AG Castermans and others (eds), Ex Libris Hans Nieuwenhuis (Kluwer 2009).