Citing a Chapter from a Single-Authored Work with Editors

An earlier post provided guidelines for citing a chapter in a single-author work. There we specified that a chapter in a single-author work can be treated like a chapter in a multivolume work. In such cases, it is generally unnecessary to repeat the author’s name after the title of the volume:

16. K. Lawson Younger Jr., “The Origins of the Arameans,” in A Political History of the Arameans: From Their Origins to the End of Their Polities, ABS 13 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016), 35–107.

Younger, K. Lawson, Jr. “The Origins of the Arameans.” Pages 35–107 in A Political History of the Arameans: From Their Origins to the End of Their Polities. ABS 13. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.

However, as one blog reader noted, some single-author works also have named editors, either because an editor compiled another scholar’s previously published essays or because an editor published another scholar’s previously unpublished work posthumously. In such cases, it is advisable to repeat the original author’s name before recording the named editor(s).

12. Lidia D. Matassa, “Delos,” in Invention of the First-Century Synagogue, by Lidia D. Matassa, ed. Jason M. Silverman and J. Murray Watson, ANEM 22 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018), 37–77.

Matassa, Lidia D. “Delos.” Pages 37–77 in Invention of the First-Century Synagogue. By Lidia D. Matassa. Edited by Jason M. Silverman and J. Murray Watson. ANEM 22. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018.

Alternatively, one can refer to the relevant pages in the volume without specifying the name of the chapter, in which case there is no need to repeat the author’s name.

12. Lidia D. Matassa, Invention of the First-Century Synagogue, ed. Jason M. Silverman and J. Murray Watson, ANEM 22 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018), 37–77.

Matassa, Lidia D. Invention of the First-Century Synagogue. Edited by Jason M. Silverman and J. Murray Watson. ANEM 22. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018.

4 thoughts on “Citing a Chapter from a Single-Authored Work with Editors

  1. I have a question of clarification arising from this post:

    In §6.2.14 of the handbook, the bibliography sample is set as:

    Boers, Hendrikus. Introduction to *How to Read the New Testament: An Introduction to Linguistic and Historical-Critical Methodology,* by Wilhelm Egger. Translated by Peter Heinegg. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

    Note the “, by”. Is this an error? And it should in fact be: “. By Wilhelm Egger”?

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