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Editors and Translators


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Editors and Translators

Names of editors, translators, translator-editors, or executive, consulting, and section editors are given as follows:

  • 1. Plato. The Laws. Taylor EA, trans-ed. London, England: JM Dent & Sons Ltd; 1934:104-105.

[Plato is the author; Taylor is the translator-editor.]

  • 2. Klaassen CD. Principles of toxicology and treatment of poisoning. In: Hardman JG, Limbird LE, eds. Gilman AG, consulting ed. Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 10th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co; 2001:67-80.

[Klaassen is the author of a chapter in a book edited by Hardman and Limbird, for which Gilman was the consulting editor.]

In the following 4 examples, no authors are named. Each book has an editor or editors and is part of a series. Note: The name of the series, if any, is given in the final field. If the book has a number within a series, the number is also given in the final field (see example 6).

  • 3. Villarreal FJ, ed. Interstitial Fibrosis in Heart Failure. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag; 2005. Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine.

  • 4. Sharpe VA, ed. Accountability: Patient Safety and Policy Reform. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press; 2004. Hastings Center Studies in Ethics.

  • 5. Brune K, Handwerker HO, eds. Hyperalgesia: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Implications. Seattle, WA: IASP Press; 2004. Progress in Pain Research and Management; vol 30.

  • 6. Balducci L, Extermann M, eds. Biological Basis of Geriatric Oncology. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag; 2005. Rosen ST, ed. Cancer Treatment and Research; vol 124.

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