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How to reference Chinese names?

Following a question on here, I also decided to reflect on my referencing skills. My style guide APA Harvard 6th wants names as Last, First. But with Chinese names I have this problem: do I reverse ...
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Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
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Is it okay to omit (one or multiple) middle names in a bibliography?

Assuming that the cited work will not be less identifiable: When including a paper in the body and bibliography of one’s work, is it okay to omit the author’s middle name(s) and just give the first ...
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Some authors can use variants of their last names in two different publications. How does one write their last name when citing both inline?

When citing two articles from the same author using different initials, one should cite each article with the relevant initials, even if they are different. This is answered here. But what about ...
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Abbreviating first names in the bibliography

In my bibliography I use the names of the authors as they are given in the publication. Usually this will be the last name, the first name not abbreviated and second names abbreviated. However, I now ...
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Position of infixes of names (e.g. “van”) in bibliographies

When I create a bibliography, do infixes of names always go with the surname as follows? Van de Sompel, Herbert van Leeuwen, Theo The examples come from bibliographies I have within my ...
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Where to locate authors’ names in sentences?

Is it or is it not good practice to make an author the subject of sentences in a paper? When should their name be central, discreet, or absent in the sentence? Here are five variations showing ...
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Should I cite author names as they appear in the journal or as I know them to be complete?

Since I've been using Mendeley to manage and extract metadata from my PDFs, I've come to notice that authors are sometimes denoted with all their initials and sometimes with just one. I assume this ...
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How should 'van'-names be ordered in a bibliography?

How would names with 'van', written in the Dutch style - e.g. van Beukering, J., be ordered in a bibliography? Do we count the 'van' element so that e.g. van Beukering, J. would be some point after ...