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surname initial, academia, success
- Academic journals typically follow conventions of ordering authors by surname initial in both the title page as well as the bibliography section.
- Einav and Yariv (2006) find significant effects from the alphabetical placement of an Economics professor’s last name on their likelihood of gaining tenure.
- While the majority of accounting journals follow alphabetical conventions, some order the authors strictly on reported contribution.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wolford, Natalie and Snow, Mason, ""Accounting" for Last Names: The Effect of Surname Initial on Success in Academia" (2017). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 327.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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