# shortener author name and multiple citation in APA style citation

I have two question with my APA citation style:

1. In in-text citation, I try to write two citation side by side like this:

First page of results have been considered by most of the users (Bailey et al. 2016; Lam 2016).

Bu I am getting this:

First page of results have been considered by most of the users (Bailey, Kapitanios, & Pesaran, 2016) (Lam, 2016)

This is my latex text:

First page of results have been considered by most of the users \cite{bailey2016exponent} \cite{lam2016nonparametric}.

1. My citation is show full name of authors like Bailey, Kapitanios, & Pesaran, 2016 I want it to show just first name of author like Bailey et al. 2016

And this is my .bib

    @article{bailey2016exponent,
title={Exponent of Cross-Sectional Dependence: Estimation and
Inference},
author={Bailey, Natalia and Kapetanios, George and Pesaran, M Hashem},
journal={Journal of Applied Econometrics},
volume={31},
number={6},
pages={929--960},
year={2016},
publisher={Wiley Online Library}
}

@article{lam2016nonparametric,
title={Nonparametric eigenvalue-regularized precision or covariance matrix estimator},
author={Lam, Clifford},
journal={The Annals of Statistics},
volume={44},
number={3},
pages={928--953},
year={2016},
publisher={Institute of Mathematical Statistics}


And this is my .tex file:

     \documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{apacite}
\begin{document}
\title{Sample Document}
\author{ABC ABC}
\date{Today}
\maketitle

First page of results have been considered by most of the users
\cite{bailey2016exponent} \cite{lam2016nonparametric}.

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{GoScholarRef}
\end{document}


How can I fix these two problem ?

• Welcome to TeX SX! Could you consider using biblatex-apa? – Bernard Apr 7 '18 at 22:01
• I don't know the details of [style=apa] for biblatex, but with biblatex, you can use the keys maxcitenames=, mincitenames=, independently of maxbibnames= and minbibnames=. You'll see the details in the documentation. – Bernard Apr 7 '18 at 22:12
• Are you actually using the apacite package? Can you post a small document that shows what you're doing. The .bib items are helpful but we also need to see a document. – Alan Munn Apr 7 '18 at 22:24
• Ok, I will post it, tanks for your advice – medo0070 Apr 7 '18 at 22:31
• If you put the cite keys in the same \cite command they will be put together in the same set of parentheses. The full list of authors (up to 5) is required by the APA for the first mention of a work; after that it will be abbreviated automatically. This is built into the .bst file and is not easy to change at all. If you don't need actual APA conforming style you might be better off using biblatex with authoryear style and modifying that to your needs. – Alan Munn Apr 7 '18 at 22:51