I have a two-word last name which gives as full name something like “Mike Adam Pince” (just an example) with “Mike” the first name and “Adam Pince” the last name (no middle name).

I have published few conference papers and I noted that Google scholar is referencing me (author’s name in the results) as “MA Pince” which I’m sure other people would do too.

Now that I’m writing a journal paper I’m thinking of adding a hyphen to my last name “Adam-Pince” to avoid any confusion with others authors.

I wonder what’s the common practice in such a situation.

I was part of a research group in a research institute I called ‘X’. In this research we used a very interesting, colorful technique so I take some pictures for myself that are very artistic. Now I want to present them in a Scientific Photography contest organized by the same institute ‘X’. I signed a confidentiality agreement with the institution and my research advisor. The thing is I need an author’s written authorization for reproduction of the images in order to participate in this contest. At first I thought I was the author since I was the one who took the photo, but seems that in the agreement I signed says that all products of this investigation are property of the institute ‘X’ and I don’t know if this has something to do but the camera was also property of the lab. So, who should I ask for the authors written authorization? Or I don’t have to ask for it at all?

Say I have three names viz… Firstname Middlename Surname. My first name is quite long. My supervisor is requesting that I only use my Middle and Surnames. This occured with my first manuscript with him (he has two short names). Although, I have one publication (with my full three names) before studying under my current supervisor, I have tried to do this. My ORCID account contains the three names. IEEE membership name emphasizes my Firstname and Surname. My question is if I would like to use only my Middle and Surnames now, what are the things I must do and precautions to take to ensure consistency and avoid complications in the future.

I am currently a 3rd-year undergraduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Till now, I have co-authored one paper for the reputed conference and another paper which I have authored is under review process in the journal. I am also working on another paper. I want to pursue MS in the USA and the main reason for my concern is my current CGPA (8.00/10).
Do top universities mainly focus on undergraduate CGPA (more than that of publications)? Or they have equal importance?

we are resubmitting a paper. There is the case of a coauthor who was part of the project from the beginning, assisted to all group discussions, gave intelectual feedback, but did not do experiments/analyses. He also wrote a small part of the Discussion. What should I write regarding his/her contributions?

My question is, how can I publish my results without name of my supervisor as a co-author? Do I need their name in my paper? Is it suspicious if I submit an article without his name?
I have a problem with the head of the lab that I performed the experiments there. He wants to be the coauthor but in my point of view he does not have substantially intellectual contribution to my work. He also, told me that he would send samples for the measurement to another lab. But, he did not. Whenever I followed up about the measurement of samples, he postponed to another month. It is almost two years. My supervisor is worried that the guy may make trouble for his profession. So, he said that I can publish the results that I have without his name. The article is just have two authors, another student and me (PhD graduate). Do you think that journals will publish our results or they will suspect about it?

My question is, how can I publish my results without name of my supervisor as a co-author? Do I need their name in my paper? Is it suspicious if I submit an article without his name?
I have a problem with the head of the lab that I performed the experiments there. He wants to be the coauthor but in my point of view he does not have substantially intellectual contribution to my work. He also, told me that he would send samples for the measurement to another lab. But, he did not. Whenever I followed up about the measurement of samples, he postponed to another month. It is almost two years. My supervisor is worried that the guy may make trouble for his profession. So, he said that I can publish the results that I have without his name. The article is just have two authors, another student and me (PhD graduate). Do you think that journals will publish our results or they will suspect about it?

I am a graduate student in pure math, namely graph theory and combinatorics. I have recently been nominated by my department to be the math department candidate for a university-wide research award. In the award application materials, it asks for my CV and is very specific that the authors names need to be in the same order as on the published paper so that the level of my involvement can be judged.

I am in a field where the convention is to put all names of co-authors alphabetically, regardless of input. It is clear to me that I need to mention this on my CV, but I am worried that if I just say that that the order of the authors is irrelevant in my field, the people judging my CV will be unsatisfied because then they won’t have any information about how much I contributed to each paper.

Is there a tactful way to deal with this issue?

I am a graduate student in pure math, namely graph theory and combinatorics. I have recently been nominated by my department to be the math department candidate for a university-wide research award. In the award application materials, it asks for my CV and is very specific that the authors names need to be in the same order as on the published paper so that the level of my involvement can be judged.

I am in a field where the convention is to put all names of co-authors alphabetically, regardless of input. It is clear to me that I need to mention this on my CV, but I am worried that if I just say that that the order of the authors is irrelevant in my field, the people judging my CV will be unsatisfied because then they won’t have any information about how much I contributed to each paper.

Is there a tactful way to deal with this issue?