in text citation


(Beyrer et al., 2010) or (Beyrer et al, 2010)

which one is correct? a dot "al." after al or without dot after al"al".

See example:

Beyrer et al., 2010.
asked Aug 04 '11 at 11:29 Khalid Sharifi New member

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(Beyrer et al., 2010) is correct assuming you are citing in APA.

Remember that if there are 3-5 authors, you list them all in the first citation but in subsequent citations you only list the last name of the first author followed by et al..

If there are 6 plus authors, you always use the et al. and never write out all of the authors' names.



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