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#1 mansi368

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

Hi..

This is heights of coincidence but there are two people of same first name and second name in my lab. Both of them worked equally for one publication and morally both own it..

The problem is how to write their names as both first name and second name are same??? The computer everytime takes it as an anomaly and erases the name written twice......

What to do please suggest

Thanks

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

Hi..

This is heights of coincidence but there are two people of same first name and second name in my lab. Both of them worked equally for one publication and morally both own it..

The problem is how to write their names as both first name and second name are same??? The computer everytime takes it as an anomaly and erases the name written twice......

What to do please suggest

Thanks

Use an initial of their middle name? Even if one of them has that.. you can use it.

Or dont put them next to eachother?
Or use a sign next to their name that means: contributed equally for example *1 next to the first name and *2 next to the second
If you don't know it, then ask it! Better to ask and look foolish to some then not ask and stay stupid.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:55 PM


Hi..

This is heights of coincidence but there are two people of same first name and second name in my lab. Both of them worked equally for one publication and morally both own it..

The problem is how to write their names as both first name and second name are same??? The computer everytime takes it as an anomaly and erases the name written twice......

What to do please suggest

Thanks

Use an initial of their middle name? Even if one of them has that.. you can use it.

Or dont put them next to eachother?
Or use a sign next to their name that means: contributed equally for example *1 next to the first name and *2 next to the second


This is a pretty interesting situation. I agree with Pito that you should use "contributed equally to manuscript" The best part is: when you state "contributed equally" one person gets shafted and their name is not first and everyone reads the citation as "lucky person et al." But in your very odd case, it doesnt matter who is listed first! Everyone wins.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:01 AM

The problem is how to write their names as both first name and second name are same??? The computer everytime takes it as an anomaly and erases the name written twice......

What to do please suggest

 

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