I need to cite two times a paper with four authors. With APA style should apear all of the authors the first tim, but only the first one “et al.” next times.
However, EndNote makes all the citations apearwith all the authors. I.ve tryed to edit the style, but it isn’t possible to make this chnge (at least I can’t!.
Can anybody help me?
What you want is In-text citations, right?
You can edit your output style (choose the one as a template that is close to what you want).
In the “Citations” category, there are options for “Author Lists”.
There, you can change how authors are listed, such as “List all” or “List first 2 and abbreviate others with et al.”
Hope that’s what you want.
What version of EndNote are you using? APA 5th style is outputting correctly for us under version X1.0.1.
Have you entered the authors’ names correctly in the EndNote reference? - each author should be on a separate line
As a doublecheck, the correct settings for in-text citations in the APA 5th.ens output style, under Citations > Author Lists are:
Abbreviated Author List - First Appearance: * If 6 or more authors, list the first 1 authors and abbreviate with et al.
Abbreviated Author List - Subsequent Appearances: * If 3 or more authors, list the first 1 authors and abbreviate with et al.
Another twist with in-text citations is that the APA referencing style itself has the annoying provision of dropping the year in subsequent appearances (though only if no ambiguity arises). EndNote cannot handle that automatically, and I feel it isn’t reasonable to expect it to. Year-dropping can only be accommodated by editing affected in-text citations individually to remove the year. This applies to citations involving any number of authors, and the rules for 3-5 are particularly complex. See the Publication Manual, pp. 207-209 for details.
It worked like this:
If 3 or more authors, list the first 1 authors and abbreviate with et al.