I am having a problem with the citation formta in my Word 2013 document. It is a large document (about 16k words), and I have many references cited in it via my EndNote x5 library. I am using APA 6th edition formatting. All of my citation formats in the body of the text (as well as the reference bibliography at the end) are being formatted correctly.
However, about 3/4 of the way through the document, there is a citation that has a weird format? The citation is being imported to Word from my EndNote library as the following:
(P. Gordon & Scearce, 1995)
As you can see, the author’s first initial is being listed in front of the last name. This is incorrect. It should be cited like this:
(Gordon & Scearce, 1995)
I have checked the reference file on in my EndNote library and I cannot find anything wrong with it. I have also checked the reference bibliography and everything seems to be in order. I haven’t had any trouble with any other reference. When I try to list two references with this author’s name, it comes out like this:
(P. Gordon, et al, 1993; Gordon & Scearce, 1995)
So this problem seems to be with this author’s name as this is happening with two different reference files?
I don’t know if this matters, as it has not actually caused any problems whatsoever for me, but at home I use EndNote x5 and at the university I use EndNote x7, and I keep my EndNote library on my thumb drive so I can use it either at home or at my office.
Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong or why this might be happening?