When Should Et Al. Be Used In An In-Text Citation?
In the previous section, we have discussed 5 different in text citation styles you need to know in a journal for 3 authors or less. But, what if the number of authors is more than 3?
If that is the case, you should use et al. in your manuscript. Again, when should et al. be used in an in-text citation? The following examples explain to you when should et al. be used in an in-text citation.
Jasmine et al. (2016) reported the …
… (Jasmine et al., 2016).
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Cindy et al. (2018) stated that …
… (Cindy et al. 2018).
Sebastian et al. (2016) reported the …
… (Sebastian et al. 2016).
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Jake et al.  agreed that…
In , the solution…
Robert et al. reported the … (21).
… (Robert et al. 21).
Now, you have an idea on when should et al. be used in an in-text citation. You just need to make sure the format of in-text citation is correct before you submitting your manuscript to the journal.