et al in text

et al in text

et al in text

Research plays a vital role in development planning (Rasmussen et al., 2004).

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Remember that there is no comma between the surname and “et al.,” and the period goes only after the “al.” The English translation of “et al.” is “and others.”
In APA 7, for a work with three or more authors, list the first author and “et al.” for all citations, including the first citation, unless doing so would create ambiguity. (Note that this rule has changed from APA 6 guidelines on using “et al.,” which recommend listing all author names in the first citation up to five authors but then using “et al.” for the second and subsequent citations.)

Thomas et al. (2007) likened abnormal psychology to.
Always cite both authors’ names in-text everytime you reference them. Example : Johnson and Smith (2009) found.

If there are four or more authors cite the first name listed in the source followed by et al. All authors’/editors’ names would be listed in your reference, no matter how many there are, as shown below.

  • Authors.
  • Year of publication (in round brackets).
  • Title of article (in single quotation marks).
  • Title of journal (in italics and capitalise first letter of each word in title, except for linking words such as and, of, the, for).
  • Volume number.
  • Issue number (in brackets).
  • Page numbers of article preceded by p. for one page, pp. if multiple pages.
  • doi: if available.

In the reference:

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • If you have up to 6 authors, list all of them.
  • If you have 7 or more, list the first 6, then use an ellipse (. ) before listing the final author. Example: Brown, J. S., Armstrong, L., Connick, H. L., Whedon, J., Archer, P., Smithson, K. D., . McCrae, R. R.

Jones et al. (2010) further described.
Under “Author Separators” I only seem to have 2 options. Is there a way to create a 3rd option? This is what I am trying to achieve:

For example: (Burrows et al., 2009)
When using the authors name in your writing you should include the full stop after et al.


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