Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017     Views: 5608

The following are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors in APA style. See APA manual (6th ed.), p. 177, Table 6.1 for additional information.  The following examples have two initial and two subsequent citations.  The first initial and subsequent citations are modeled for use in the sentence.  The second initial and subsequent citations are the parenthetical citations.  

Two Authors

Initial citation:

Taylor and Fisher (2017)

(Taylor & Fisher, 2017)

Subsequent Citations:

Taylor and Fisher (2017)

(Taylor & Fisher, 2017)

Three authors

Initial citation:

Weatherby, Miller, and Harrison (2012)

(WeatherbyMiller, & Harrison, 2012)

Subsequent Citations:

Weatherby et al. (2012)

(Weatherby et al., 2012)

Four Authors

Initial citation:

Reed, Lowes, Park, and Nam (2006)

(Reed, Lowes, Park, & Nam, 2006)

Subsequent Citations:

Reed et al. (2006)

(Reed et al., 2006)

For more examples, including five or more authors, references that have the same year and several of the same authors, and two citations with the same author and same year, please see our "Formatting Author's in In-Text Citations" Guide.

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for additional information about citing  a source with multiple authors in APA style (in-text).

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a source with multiple authors in APA style in your class assignments and projects.

References

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

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