Please help us with your name
We need your help to ensure that searching by author name is as accurate as possible. To do this, we want to standardize (and ask you to standardize) author names in our database. As described in some detail on our author searching help page, we can largely avoid confusion if our records contain the author's middle initial.
Here's an example of what you'll see. Assume there are two people named J. Physicist, Jane and John.
7 Physicist, J 25 Physicist, J Q* 23 Physicist, J S 5 Physicist, Jane 2 Physicist, Jane Q* 1 Physicist, Jane Quantum* 6 Physicist, John 5 Physicist, John S 1 Physicisx, J
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: My name in SPIRES Body: Hello, My name is Jane Quantum Physicist. My papers should all be found from the search find author physicist, j.q. Three of my papers are in the SPIRES database as J. Physicist: Nucl.Phys.,B555,45 hep-th/9503555 Eur.Phys.J.,C13,1 and five as Jane Physicist Nucl.Phys.,B515,35 Phys.Rev.,D43,55 DESY-00-555 Aust.J.Phys.,12,34 Ap.J.,344,555 My name is also misspelled in one entry "J. Physicisx". Please add my middle initial "Q" to those entries. I did my PhD at Port Chester U. and my advisor was Prof. William T. Wier. I am currently listed twice in HEPNAMES: Jane Physicist: +1 (212) 555 4200, email@example.com J Physicist : +44 00 44 55 23 firstname.lastname@example.org It should be Jane Quantum Physicist: +1 (345) 555 4352 email@example.com, Cheers, Jane.