BibTeX field: editor

How to use the editor field in BibTeX?

The editor field is used to store the list of authors of a work. Multiple authors can be included in this list by using the “and” separator. For a detail explanation of the BibTeX name format have a look at our author field article.

% The King of Rock n' Roll: Elvis Aaron Presley
author = "Elvis Aaron Presley"
author = "Presley, Elvis Aaron"
author = "Presley, Elvis A"
author = "Presley, E A"
author = "Presley, Elvis"

% An example with a suffix
author = "Parker, III, Randolph Severn"

% An example with a particle
author = "Johannes Diderik van der Waals"
author = "van der Waals, Johannes Diderik"
author = "van der Waals, J D"

% Corporate names or names of consortia
author = "{Barnes and Noble, Inc.}"
author = "{ENCODE consortium}"

How the editor field is used in BibTeX entry types

BibTeX entryDescriptioneditor field
articleJournal article
bookletPrinted work without a publisher
inbookAny section in a bookrequired
incollectionA titled section of a bookoptional
inproceedingsConference paperoptional
mastersthesisMaster's thesis
miscMiscellaneous: if nothing else fits
phdthesisPhD thesis
techreportTechnical report or white paper
unpublishedA work that has not yet been officially published