How to cite a reprinted book in APA
To cite a reprinted book in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:
- Author(s) of the book: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J. D.) of up to seven authors with the last name preceded by an ampersand (&). For eight or more authors include the first six names followed by an ellipsis (…) and add the last author's name.
- Year of publication: Give the year in brackets followed by a full stop.
- Title of the book: Book titles are italicized. Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalised.
- Place of publication: List the city and the US state using the two-letter abbreviation. Spell out country names if outside of the UK or the USA.
- Publisher: Give the name of the publisher but omit terms, such as Publishers, Co., and Inc. Retain the words Books and Press.
- Year of original publication: Give the year the work was first published.
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a reprinted book in APA style 6th edition:
.(Year of publication). Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher. (Original work published Year of original publication)
Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines in action:
A book published in 1991, reprinted in 2015
2015). Sophie's world. London, UK: Orion. (Original work published 1991). (
A book published in 1960, reprinted in 2010
2010). To kill a mockingbird: 50th anniversary edition. London, UK: Arrow. (Original work published 1960). (