et-al and the 'and' attribute

Hi,

just a brief questions: when et-al is used, what happens to the "and"
attribute?

That is to say, with:

and

should we have
(Rossato & Locatin, et al., 2007)
or
(Rossato, Locatin, et al., 2007)
?

(my gut would say the second)

TIA,
Andrea

just a brief questions: when et-al is used, what happens to the "and"
attribute?

That is to say, with:

and

should we have
(Rossato & Locatin, et al., 2007)
or
(Rossato, Locatin, et al., 2007)
?

Ah, good question. We ought to incorporate the outcome into the schema
and unit tests.

(my gut would say the second)

Yes, since et al is short for “et alia”, which literally means “and
others.” Hence, not to drop the other ‘and’ would result in
redundancy; e.g. “Rossato and Locatin and others” rather than
"Rossato, Locatin, and others").

Bruce