USING A STANDARD FORM OF NAME AND AFFILIATION

1. Name of Author

When submitting articles for publication in journals and papers for conferences, it is good practice to adhere to a standard form of name. When other authors cite us, they follow a standard citation style and Malay names will always pose a problem. Chinese, Indian and Western names are easier to handle since they have a family name when compared to Malay names.

For example, previously, I wrote as NOR EDZAN CHE NASIR but now I write under N.N. EDZAN. With the former, I have been cited as follows:

CHE NASIR, NOR EDZAN
NASIR, NOR EDZAN CHE
CHE NASIR, N.E.
NASIR, N.E.C. N

Tracing citings for my various names can be a problem. However, citation databases do establish cross-references for variant names but at times they tend to miss out. So, please establish a standard form of name for which you want to be identified and cited as.

2. Affiliation

This refers to our place of work . Most of us would put in our department and/or faculty and then Universiti of Malaya. Again, please use a standard for of name for our university , i.e. UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA or UNIVERSITI MALAYA. Please do not use UM, U.M., Uni. of Malaya, U. Malaya, UMMC, UNIMAL etc.

Dr Nor Edzan Che Nasir
Chief Librarian
UM Library
4 April 2013

4 thoughts on “USING A STANDARD FORM OF NAME AND AFFILIATION

  1. My great great maternal GRANDMOTHER name is CHE ROS FATIMAH.She lived around 1800 at the time of the Kedah Siamese war.She married a CHINESE and her descendants have followed a Chinese way of life.I only found out after discovering her grave at the Chinese cemetery.

    Can you enlightened me on where her descendants are in Kedah and also her name CHE.Is CHE a honorific title or a royal/noble lineage.

    According to Islam apostates will be punished by the law at the present moment.However I could not find any INFORMATION for apostate in the life here after.Can you enlightened me from the Islamic point of view what will happen to my great great grandmother soul in her life hereafter.

    Hope you can enlightened me on the above.THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE.

  2. Hi Dr,
    is it a must to put our father’s name first or we can just use or name first.
    for example; mohsein SNI, or can be Insyirah, M

    thanks

    • Not necessarily. I chose to use N.N. Edzan so that I can be identified by my own name and not by my father’s name in my writings. When I wrote using Edzan Nasir, my father’s name appeared first and my writings appeared as Nasir, E. and searching was difficult since there were a lot of Nasir.

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