APA 6th Referencing Guide — Journal Article with Eight or More Authors

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APA Referencing Guide — Journal article with eight or more authors


  • For the in-text citation, include only the first author(s)/ editor(s) family name followed by et al. and the year.
  • In the reference list, list the names of the first six authors followed by … and then the last author.
Format and order
  • Authors (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial)
  • (Year of publication). (in round brackets, followed by full stop)
  • Title of article. (first letter capitalised, followed by full stop)
  • Title of Journal, (in italics, all words in title capitalised other than words such as of, in etc., followed by comma)
  • Volume number (in italics, this may be a month, season or number)
  • (Issue) (in round brackets)
  • Page numbers. (without page abbreviations, followed by full stop)
  • doi: (if there is a DOI)
  • Retrieved from URL (only include if there is no DOI)
In-text citation

As summarised… (Tanabashi et al.)

Reference list

Tanabashi, M., Hagiwara, K., Hikasa, K., Nakamura, K., Sumino, Y., Takahashi, F., …Zyla, P.A. (2018). Review of particle physics. Physical Review D. 98(3). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

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