First / Middle Initial APA format

Joshua shared this question 2 years ago
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Okay, so I udpated to the 6.0.1 beta and my in line citations were fixed, for example: Winkler, et al., (2016) or (Winkler et al., 2016), however it is now reverted back to (Winkler, T.J, et al., 2016) The first and middle initial are suppose to be used in this format, how can I adjust this....

I have looked at the name managed list, and while there is another Winkler, it's not the same person.

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Dear Joshua,

APA 6th ed. does only use initials for the in-text reference, if there are other authors with the same last name.

So this is correct if the two Winklers are not the same person.

Kind regards

Jana

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That's what I thought as well... but according to my school, that is not correct... you still don't use initials. Ultimately I have to do what they want to get me study approved. so is there a way to suppress this without having to reprogram things? I know this sounds silly, but hey. I was originally looking at reference 6.14 in the APA manual, but I was referred back to 6.12 as the correct way to format.

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Dear Joshua,

You can always edit the citation styles, see manual: https://www1.citavi.com/sub/manual6/en/index.html?cse_workflow_overview.html

Select the Unkown reference type (1) and scroll down to the rule set for the in-text citation.

There, choose the author component in every template that is marked with a gear or cloud icon (2).

Untick the option "Filter output of this component part via program code" (3), see screenshot.

Save the changes you made to the style and also select it in your Word document.

Kind regards

Jana

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