Citations formatted with author's initials


#1

With some documents the citation is being formatted (in APA) with the author’s initials, or sometimes even their first name.

For example: John Robert Smith is being formatted as:

(J. R. Smith, 2016)
or
(John R. Smith, 2016)

…when most other citations are being formatted correctly as…

(Smith, J. R., 2016)

I can’t see anything unusual about these documents but the citations are all over the place - even the same document is being cited differently. Have tried updating but this makes it even worse - sometimes changing correct citations to incorrect citations.


#2

That’s a duplicate, please see my response here: Bibliography: First name included even though APA style selected