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APA (7th ed.) referencing guide (Online): Books with three or more authors

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Books with three or more authors

Below you will find guidance and examples of how to set out a reference to a book with three or more authors in the body of your work and in the reference list at the end.

In text citations

If there are three or more authors of a work only the first author should be cited followed by et al. and the date


According to McDuff et al. (2017)....
...(McDuff et al., 2017).

Reference list

Last name, Initial(s)., Last name, Initial(s)., & Last name, Initial(s). (Year). Title (ed.). Publisher. DOI (if available)


McDuff, C., Smith, J., Kensington, K., Jones, S., Coughlan, S., Bortolin, L., Witte, M., Scott, A., Newport, A., Jensen, K., Wutzler, J., van Staden, I., McLean, J., Bergsma, G., Dowman, B., Petrie, K., Higgens, D., McCloud, R., Jessop, L. & Duncan, P. (2017). An introduction to quantitative analysis in finance. Houghton.


NB: In the reference list include all authors, however if a reference has 21 or more authors, the first 19 authors are listed followed by ... followed by the final author.