# apacite removes all author initials except the first in the reference list

I seem to have a problem with the apacite package.

Let's take as an example a reference in which the author names are Buller, D.B. and Burgoon, J.K.

This is what the full reference in the reference list should look like:

Buller, D.B., & Burgoon, J.K. (1996). Interpersonal Deception Theory. Communication Theory, 6(3), pp. 203-242.

Instead, however, when I render this in Latex it comes out like this:

Buller, D., & Burgoon, J. (1996). Interpersonal Deception Theory. Communication Theory, 6(3), pp. 203-242.

Notice that the last initials have disappeared. This happens with all my references; all initials are removed, except the first one. So if the initials would be A.B.C., B and C would be removed, and only A would be left. The same goes for A.B.C.E. and so on.

I manage my .bib file with JabRef 2.10 and I use TexMaker for OSX to create my tex and corresponding pdf files.

I'm at a loss here, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Below you can find an MWE for the tex file, and the content of my .bib file. Thanks in advance!

MWE tex

\documentclass[11pt]{report}
\usepackage{apacite}

\begin{document}

The Interpersonal Deception Theory was developed by \citeA{buller1996}.

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{references.bib}

\end{document}


references.bib

% This file was created with JabRef 2.10.
% Encoding: MacRoman

@Article{buller1996,
Title                    = {Interpersonal Deception Theory.},
Author                   = {Buller, D.B. and Burgoon, J.K.},
Journal                  = {Communication Theory},
Year                     = {1996},
Number                   = {3},
Pages                    = {pp. 203-242},
Volume                   = {6},

Owner                    = {idriesal-bender},
Timestamp                = {2015.07.03}
}


Two initials should be two distinct tokens for BibTeX, so you should separate them by a space:

@Article{buller1996,
Title                    = {Interpersonal Deception Theory.},
Author                   = {Buller, D. B. and Burgoon, J. K.},
Journal                  = {Communication Theory},
Year                     = {1996},
Number                   = {3},
Pages                    = {pp. 203-242},
Volume                   = {6},
Owner                    = {idriesal-bender},
Timestamp                = {2015.07.03}
}


and leave to the bibliography style the actual typesetting, which can be the initials with no space, with a thin space or with a normal space.

Since the style you're using abbreviates the given names anyway, you could do

Author = {Buller, {\relax D.B} and Burgoon, {\relax J.K}},


to force no space, but I'd avoid it.

Note Don't use the .bib extension in the argument to \bibliography: it works only if you use MiKTeX and will raise errors with other TeX distributions: use

\bibliography{references}


I'd also prefer

Pages = {203-242},


leaving to the bibliography style the rendering.

• Concerning the "pp. 203-242", I would normally leave the formatting to the bibliography style. However, my institution requires me to have the "pp." prefix with page numbers in the reference list and apacite doesn't produce the "pp." prefix.
– idix
Jul 10 '15 at 13:00