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.
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
4 April 2013