If you are working on a paper with colleagues, you must create an APA title page with multiple authors, listing their names and institutional affiliations. You can find an APA title page example here.
Use the same name throughout your academic career to help with indexing and citations. Names should follow the format: first name – middle initial(s) – last name.
Example: John A. B. Smith
Being consistent with names in publication is particularly important when institutional affiliation changes over the course of an academic career.
What is an institutional affiliation?
An affiliation identifies the place of places the research was carried out, and these are most commonly institutions. If an author has no institutional affiliation, mention their city; state, province, county and country. Below you will find name examples and institutional affiliation examples.
The institutional affiliation should be underneath the author’s name on the next line, and centred.
APA author byline examples
One author, no affiliation
John A. B. Smith
Two authors, one affiliation
John A. B. Smith and Jane X. Y. Green
Three authors, one affiliation
John A. B. Smith, Jane X. Y. Green and Peter A. Black
Two authors, two affiliations
David B. Brown
University of York
Three authors, two affiliations
Barry Blue and Eric Z. Yellow
University of Sussex
University of Essex