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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: Books with 21 or More Authors

Sections 9.8, 10.2

In General: 

  • For a work with three or more authors, include only the name of the first author followed by "et al." in every in-text citation, including the first.
  • For a work with 21 or more authors, include the first 19 authors followed by an ellipsis (…) and the last author in the reference entry. 

 

General Format

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
     (Author Surname et al., Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname et al., Year, Page Number)
 
      References:
Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., ...   Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of book. Publisher Name. https:// DOI OR https:// URL of book (if applicable)