How can I keep two (or more) words as last name?

Sometimes, (last) names consist of multiple words and you don’t want a reference to show only one of that words as last name. For instance, when you want to cite “Microsoft Research”, you don’t want only the term “Research” to appear as name but “Microsoft Research” instead.

Multiple authors with “normal” names

If a document was created by multiple authors, you can separate them with the term “and” in the author field of Docear. For each author, the last word is always assumed to be the last name and all other words are assumed to be first or middle names. Here are some examples of multiple authors with “normal” names, i.e. one first and one last name (and one middle name).

Input in Docear BibTeX Code in Docear In-text citation in MS-Word Bibliography in MS-Word
Peter South and Sandra Young author = {Peter South and Sandra Young}, (South and Young, 2000) South, P., Young, S., 2000. …
Peter Adam South and Sandra Maria Young author = {Peter Adam South and Sandra Maria Young}, (South and Young, 2002) South, P.A., Young, S.M., 2002. …

Double names

If an author has a last name consisting of two or more words, the above procedure will not deliver satisfying results (see first row of the below table). Instead, you need to separate the last and first names with a comma and write the last name first.

Input in Docear BibTeX Code in Docear In-text citation in MS-Word Bibliography in MS-Word Note
Clara Linda Miller Brown and Tina Maria Backer White author = {Clara Linda Miller Brown and Tina Maria Backer White}, (Brown and White, 1975) Brown, C.L.M., White, T.M.B., 1975. … Incorrect
Miller Brown, Clara Linda and Backer White, Tina Maria author = {Miller Brown, Clara Linda and Backer White, Tina Maria}, (Miller Brown and Backer White, 1977) Miller Brown, C.L., Backer White, T.M., 1977. … Correct

Suffixes (Jr., Sr., …)

If an author has a suffix like junior (Jr.) or senior (Sr.), you need to enter this name as lastname, firstname (middlename), suffix, (don’t forget a comma after the suffix).

Input in Docear BibTeX Code in Docear In-text citation in MS-Word Bibliography in MS-Word Note
Walter White, Jr. and Walter White, Sr. author = {Walter White, Jr. and Walter White, Sr.}, (Walter White and Walter White, 2012) Walter White, J., Walter White, S., 2012. … Incorrect
Walter White, Jr., and Walter White, Sr., author = {Walter White, Jr., and Walter White, Sr.,}, (Walter White and Walter White, 2012) Walter White, Jr., Walter White, Sr., 2012. …  Incorrect
White, Walter, Jr., and White, Walter, Sr., author = {White, Walter, Jr., and White, Walter, Sr.,}, (White and White, 2012) White, Walter Jr., White, Walter Sr., 2012a. … Correct

Company names

Input in Docear BibTeX Code in Docear In-text citation in MS-Word Bibliography in MS-Word Note
Microsoft Research and Google Inc. author = {Microsoft Research and Google Inc.}, (Research and Inc., 2014) Research, M., Inc., G., 2014. … Incorrect
Microsoft Research, and Google Inc., author = {Microsoft Research, and Google Inc.,}, (Microsoft Research and Google Inc., 2014) Microsoft Research, Google Inc., 2014. … Correct
\{Microsoft~Research\} and \{Google~Inc.\} author = {\{Microsoft~Research\} and \{Google~Inc.\}}, (Microsoft Research and Google Inc., 2014) Microsoft Research, Google Inc., 2014. … Correct
{Microsoft Research} and {Google Inc.} author = {{Microsoft Research} and {Google Inc.}}, (Microsoft Research and Google Inc., 2014) Microsoft Research, Google Inc., 2014. … Not yet possible (coming soon)

 

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