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I prefer to be referred to by my middle name. How should I list my name on publications?

I'm not sure if this is correct, but in the past I have written: First initial. Middle name Last name.

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    Reminds me of three distinguished lunar scientists who always used their middle name. When they coauthored a review with a third author, they made him use his middle name too as a joke. All three were named Taylor, resulting in the paper The Moon: A Taylor perspective. Note how they write their name - exactly as you offered. – Gimelist May 26 '15 at 21:42
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You can write your name however you prefer, so long as it is clear and consistent.

A good example of a person with your same situation, however, is Chris Anderson at Berkeley, whose publications list:

J. Christopher Anderson

As you can see, he has come to the exact same solution that you suggest.

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    Just remember that once you've chosen a name, you should stick with it as much as possible—at least as far as publications are concerned! – aeismail May 26 '15 at 17:44
  • @aeismail That's a wise advice in any situation ;) – Cedric H. May 26 '15 at 19:48
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    @jamesqf I guess you didn't like Babylon 5? – jakebeal May 26 '15 at 21:17
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    Like other great writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald or L. Ron Hubbard. – Hannover Fist May 26 '15 at 23:54
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    L. Ron Hubbard. Right. – Soham Chowdhury May 27 '15 at 5:24

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