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How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

Hello,

 

I am using Endnote 8, APA 6th, and Word 2002. I am trying to get Endnote to cite one author plus et al when there are more than 3 authors.

 

After reading some messages in here, I have checked for the following:

 

Edit > Output styles > Edit "APA 6th", then Citations/Author Lists, and it is currently ticked for:

"abbreviated author list - first appearance: if 6 or more authors, list the first 1 and abbreviate with et al in italics"

"abbreviated author list - subsequent appearance: if 3 or more authors, list the first 1 and abbreviate with et al in italics"

 

I have also checked settings in Word, Tools > Endnote > Format bibliography, and it is set to "Output style: APA 6th"

 

Nevertheless, when I try to insert citation into Word document, it comes out like this: (Oldham, 1995) 

 

 

The full reference is 

Oldham, G. R., Cummings, A., Mischel, L.J., Schmidtke, J.M., and Zhou, J. (1995). Listen while you work? Quasi-experimental relations between personal-stereo headset use and employee work response. Journal of Applied Psychology, 80(5), 547-564.

 

So I want the in-text citation to look more like this: (Oldham et al., 1995) 

 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks!

 

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

Please attach your current version of  style? 
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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

Hi there,

 

Thanks for your very quick response! What is it that you need me to attach? The actual .ens-file for APA 6th?

 

Best regards

 

 

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

yes. for example, here is mine, which gives the italicized et al.  I also include the view of the settings. 

 

Other things to check, that the authors are correctly entered in the record, one to a line.

 

Oldham, G. R.

Cummings, A.

Mischel, L. J.

Schmidtke, J. M

Zho, J.

 

But Endnote 8 is a pretty old version and was buggy to boot, so I would upgrade if it is with-in your power! 

 

(This is a version ENX3 style, but I think they are still compatible). 

 

 

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

Many thanks for your reply. I had not actually written each author on one line, but instead separated them with commas. Splitting them to one line per author now created a new problem: Endnote now cites all authors in the text. So now my citations say (Oldham, Cummings, Mischel, Schmidtke, & Zhou, 1995) - instead of (Oldham, 1995). Obviously made a difference, but still no et al... 

 

Have attached the things you required. I wish I was able to upgrade, but I am just a fairly poor PhD student studying a distance course, so I probably have to try and sort it out without the upgrade, unfortunately.  

 

Let me know if you have any other ideas, given the new circumstances above. 

 

Thanks again!

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

Progress!

 

That is because it is set (as I believe APA 6th requires) to show up to 5 authors if there are 6 authors or less at the first appearance.  If you want it to only display 2 (as Jones & Smith) and anything over 2 as Jones et al you will need to change that "6" to 3 in the First Appearance box.  (like it is for subsequent appearances).

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

Fantastic! Huge thanks for all your help!!

 

 

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

what is "first apperance box", please  share a photo or en example 

 

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

No problem although there are two examples in the posts below (the .gifs)  But here it is again.  Highlighted.  

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Re: How to make "et al" appear in in-text citations in APA 6th

I followed that you've mentioned but not working. 

all authors names are showing not et al.

how can I fix this