Authors in APA Format
Authors are formatted the same in all material formats.
- List only the first (and middle if available) initials of all authors
- List all authors with the last name first
- Two authors are separated with a comma and an ampersand ( & )
- Example: Smith, J. D., & Jones, R. L.
- Three to seven authors are formatted with commas and an ampersand ( & )
- Example: Smith, J. D., Jones, R. L., & Harper, S. G.
- More than seven authors: List up to six (6) authors; then ellipses (...) and then last author.
- Example: Smith, J. D., Jones, R. L., Harper, S. G., Harris, K., Thompson, L. C., Nelson, G. A., ...Sampson, D.
Authors that are organizations, corporations, government entities, etc.
- Do not invert or use abbreviations.
- United States Department of Commerce.
- General Motors Corporation.
- American Civil Liberties Union.