Skip to main content

APA Style Citation: Authors with the Same Surname

Guide to help students using the APA Style Manual

In-Text Authors with the Same Surname [6.14]

In-Text Authors with the Same Surname [6.14]

  • Write out the authors’ surnames, the date of publication, page and/or paragraph numbers
  • In order not to confuse the reader, include initials for those authors with the same surnames only
  • When using a narrative, write out the authors’ surnames with the word and
  • When not using a narrative, write out the authors’ surnames and use a semicolon [;] to separate the citations

 

Example of same author surnames narrative and paraphrase:

J. Diaz and Martin (1997) and A. Diaz (2010) noted…

 

D. Emerson (2009) and K. Emerson (1987) reported…

 

 

Example of same author surnames in paraphrase:

The field of social work covers many areas (D. Emerson, 2009; K. Emerson, 1987).

500 W. University Avenue : El Paso, TX, 79968-0582 : (915) 747-5672
Copyright | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
State Reports | UT System | Customer Service Statement | Site Feedback | Required Links |