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APA Citation Style Guide (6th Ed.): 3 - 5 Authors

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Article with 3-5 Authors

General Format

    In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Author Surname, & Author Surname, Year)
     
NOTE: Although the first in-text citation for a work with three to five
authors/editors includes all of the names of the authors/editors,
subsequent citations include only the first author's/editor's surname,
followed by et al. and the year.
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Author Surname, & Author Surname, Year, page number)
     
       References:
       Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial.
 
            Second Initial., & Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title:
 
            Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR
 
            Retrieved from URL of journal home page [if available].  
 
Example 1
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Simons, Bonifas, & Gammonley, 2011)
 
NOTE: A subsequent citation would appear as (Simons et al., 2011)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Simons, Bonifas, & Gammonley, 2011, p. 184)
 
      References:
      Simons, K., Bonifas, R., & Gammonley, D. (2011). Commitment of licensed social
 
             workers to aging practice. Health & Social Work, 36(3), 183-195.
 
Example 2
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Brinkworth, Noakes, Buckley, Keogh, & Clifton, 2009)
     
NOTE: A subsequent citation would appear as (Brinkworth et al., 2009)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Brinkworth, Noakes, Buckley, Keogh, & Clifton, 2009, p. 27)
      
      References:
      Brinkworth, G. D., Noakes, M., Buckley, J. D., Keogh, J. B., & Clifton, P. M. (2009).
 
            Long-term effects of a very-low-carbohydrate weight loss diet compared with an
 
            isocaloric low-fat diet after 12 mo. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90(1),
 
            23-32. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2008.27326