Answered By: Karen Beavers
Last Updated: May 29, 2015     Views: 12

When citing a book with four or more authors in APA, you still list each author - for example, the citation for your book would look like this:

  • Prusak, L., Groh, K., Denning, S., & Brown, J. S. S. (2012). Storytelling in organizations. Routledge.
Here is a link to an excellent online guide to APA citation styles:  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/
You will see examples for both citing the whole book - and citing a chapter in the book. If you are citing one chapter in the book then scroll down and use this as your model: 
  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
Again, in APA style all four authors would be listed - instead of just the two in the example.
You might be interested in knowing about a quick way to generate a citation for a book in the format you need: you can look up the book in Google Scholar and then click on "cite" to get a list of how to cite it in different formats.  Click here to see an image of a google scholar search and the "cite" feature: