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If somebody sometimes publishes with their middle initial and sometimes without, can I add it to the papers without to make my bibliography neater, and to make it clear that there is just one person?

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What about cases where someone is sometimes published with a shortened version of their name? E.g., 'Tom' for 'Thomas'.

I try to be very careful about that myself, and always have my full name on programmes and publications even though lots of people call me by the short version.

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