In each section of this guide, you will see examples of shortened notes for each category of source type.
1. F. Scott Fitzgerald, …
2. Hazel Smith and R. T. Dean, …
3. Parsad Davinder, Sunil Dogra, and Amrinder Jit Kanwar, …
FOUR OR MORE AUTHORS
4. Jane Medwell et al., …
GROUP AUTHOR (ORGANISATION OR GOVERNMENT)
5. World Health Organization [WHO], …
- Present the author’s name as it appears on the source.
- In the note, present the name in normal order; i.e., First name (and/or initials) Surname.
- In the bibliography, present the name in reverse order; i.e., Surname, First name (and/or initials).
MORE THAN ONE AUTHOR
- Two or three authors: Name all authors in the note and bibliography. Join the last author by ‘and’.
- Four or more authors: In the note, name first author only followed by ‘et al.’. Name all in bibliography.
- In the bibliography, present the first author’s name in reverse order; present co-authors’ names in normal order.
- If there is no personal author credited, give the group as the author (even if it is also the publisher).
- Give the name in full in the first note and in a bibliography entry.
- Use the accepted abbreviation (include in the first full note) in all subsequent notes if the group has a long name.