I started using my middle name's initial in scientific publications
when I was in London, just because everybody else did it... a sort of
anglo-saxon style, that was my guess at the time. Also it was curious
to notice that males were much more inclined to using the middle
initial than females. So for me there was a double meaning in it:
behave as Londoners do in London, and behave as males do in that sort
of male world, research in Solid state physics...
My names are those of my godparents at baptism.
Do you keep the same tradition in US?
My impression in London was that of second and third names passed on
from parents or grandparents, to keep a tradition in the family.
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Subject: Re: Semantics and English Authors
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 04:07:01 -0500
> >> I will probably appear on my first scientific publication some
> >> the next year
>Well, this is why I came to consider this. Although I am not (or
>probably will not be) a literary writer, as a scientist my name will
>appear on scientific papers, etc. Our current project is not
>but I will certainly appear on the paper whenever it gets done.
>Peter Montgomery wrote:
>> Thomas Stratton wrote:
>>> I will probably appear on my first scientific publication some
>>> the next year
>> ??? sorry. I don't get this statement.
>> As to names... What's comfortable?
>> What kind of image suits who you are? No laws. No rules.
>> Some publishers may have conventions that they want their
>> authors to use, but that's just a guess.
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