Q. What if two authors have the same last name?


If two authors have the same last name, alphabetize them on the References page by their first name initials.

According to the Purdue Owl, for the in-text citation:

Authors With the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names.

(E. Johnson, 2011; L. Johnson, 2014)

For other APA questions, see the APA Help page.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Beth Lofgren

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