The author index information has been expanded in 2015 to include the full first name of the authors, and any middle initials, if given in the article. This is intended to reduce the number of “collisions” between authors with the same last name and given name initials.
In addition, we now have the ability to override an authors name as extracted from an article, without changing the actual article. This is useful to consolidate author names which have been published inconsistently or changed over the years.
The net effect is a more accurate Author Index, where clicking on an author name is more likely to produce all of that author’s works that are on PEP-Web, without mixing the works of different authors.
However, we cannot harmonize the various displays of authors’ names without some help from you! If you see your name (or someone whose work you know) in the index reproduced in different ways, you can use this form to submit a change request. The change only affects the index…not the articles themselves. We are going to process these over time as non-priority items, so please be patient. If you submit a form, it may appear within a week, but then again, it may not appear for a number of months when we are busy improving the archive in other ways!