Re: [EXT] Re: [jats-list] Preferred pronouns for authors

Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [jats-list] Preferred pronouns for authors
From: "Debbie Lapeyre dalapeyre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:24:42 -0000
> On Sep 21, 2020, at 9:50 AM, O'Brien, Daniel S. dobrien@xxxxxxx
<jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I agree with Garrit:  best may be to update the JATS model to properly
support the disclosure of preferred pronouns for a given contrib.
> Related, if there isn't already a de facto approach for tagging of a
contributor's prior name (eg, as known prior to a marriage or gender change),
I'd welcome a consideration to adjust the JATS model for this as well.

There is a way to state prior names, professional names,
nick names, formal names with titles, informal names, and
anything else you need.

This is what the <name-alternatives> grouping element is for,
alternative versions of a person's name. The idea is to be
able to say "this is a single individual, not two separate

  <name specific-use="official">
  <string-name specific-use="nickname">Honest Abe</string-name>

This is particularly useful for people who have a professional
name under which they publish that is not the name they use

 - A man publishing under his bachelor name (Walsh)
   instead of his married name (Tovey-Walsh) is one good use case
 - A gender change (from Susan to Harry) is another
 - So is the beloved Professor who was also has a proper academic
   title and name, but is know to all his students as "Dr. Toad"
 - Actors with birth names (Norma Jeane Mortenson) and a stage name
   (Marilyn Monroe) also come to mind
 - A birth name and a religious name is another good use case
  (Jean Smith becomes Sister Catherine)

But use is not restricted. You need two names, you can have them.

The <name> and <string-name> elements take both the @specific-use
and @content-type attributes so you can say WHY you wish to list
two names, and you are not limited in reasons nor required to give one.

The <name-alternatives> is also useful for processing alternatives
of names. Here is my name in my native script, including that
diacritic that almost no font has, and here is my name romanized,
so you can sort it with the rest of the names in your index.

The JATS Tag Library has examples for alternative languages,
alternative scripts, and more.

I think JATS has this one covered.


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