Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 1706

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:

Smith and Thomas (2007)

(Smith & Thomas, 2007)

Subsequent Citations:

Smith and Thomas (2007)

(Smith & Thomas, 2007)

Three authors

Initial citation:

Smith, Thomas, and Jones (2007)

(Smith, Thomas, & Jones, 2007)

Subsequent Citations:

Smith et al. (2007)

(Smith et al., 2007)

Four Authors

Initial citation:

Higgins, Chow, Ito, and Kawazaki (2000)

(Higgins, Chow, Ito, & Kawazaki, 2000

Subsequent Citations:

Higgins et al. (2000)

(Higgins et al., 2000)

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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