Referencing Styles

A guide to the reference styles used at the University of St Andrews

How RSC Style manages Authors and Editors

All the authors of a work are included in the Reference List entry.  

  • Names are given as Initial(s). Surname 
  • Names are given in the order they appear in the work
  • Lists of names are separated with a comma, the word "and" is used between the penultimate and final author
  • A comma stop follows the final name.



(1) M. Weller, T. Overton, J. Rourke and F. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014.

You only need to include the fact that your citing an edited book if you are referring to a chapter in an edited book, otherwise treat editors as you would authors.  

Editor details come after the chapter details, and are preceeded by the abbreviation ed. before the editor(s) name.  For multiple editors just use ed.


(2) H. Lewandowska, in Nitrosyl Complexes in Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medicine 1, ed. D. Michael and P. Mingos, Springer, Berlin, 2014, ch. 2, pp. 45-114.