02-05-2010 09:01 AM
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!
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02-05-2010 09:33 AM
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.
Mischel, L. J.
Schmidtke, J. M
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).
02-05-2010 10:18 AM
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.
02-05-2010 10:47 AM
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).
06-24-2015 04:06 PM
No problem although there are two examples in the posts below (the .gifs) But here it is again. Highlighted.