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Bug 6879 - Reconsider Author/User name fields (combine to one field or at least into two)
Reconsider Author/User name fields (combine to one field or at least into two)
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General
All All
: P3 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
Depends on:
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Reported: 2011-09-08 20:56 PDT by Juan Pablo Alperin
Modified: 2013-05-29 15:30 PDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Also Affects: OCS 2.3.x, OMP 1.0


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Description Juan Pablo Alperin 2011-09-08 20:56:57 PDT
The First/Middle/Last name fields do not apply across cultures. There is a good summary of different names formats and some suggestions on how to implement a more inclusive name form at: 

Review this list and consider applying some of the suggestions to all our software. The obvious concern is: how does this impact the metadata formats we must export into (i.e. do they require the split fields?)
Comment 1 Jean-André Santoni 2011-11-09 02:46:08 PST
I agree with Juan Pablo Alperin.

Our users reports bugs about the default search field being the firstname. They would prefer it to be the lastname.

Having a global name field would solve this too.
Comment 2 James MacGregor 2012-01-24 22:48:22 PST
See http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8215&start=0 for discussion on Indonesian authors who only have a single name.
Comment 3 James MacGregor 2013-05-29 15:30:44 PDT
Reassigning to 3.1. Juan, if this should be addressed earlier, please move appropriately.