Q. What if two authors have the same last name?
If two authors have the same last name:
- The References page should be alphabetized by their first name initials.
Johnson, E. (2011). . . .
Johnson, L. (2014). . . .
- In-text citation (according to the Purdue Online Writing Lab):
- To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names.
(E. Johnson, 2011; L. Johnson, 2014)
Here are some other examples from the APA blog.
For other questions, see the APA Help page.
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