The alphabetization of my last name is a cause of continuous confusion to everybody, myself included. The answer is:
My name should be alphabetized under 'D'
Incidentally, almost invariably the papers in which I am a co-author are signed by co-authors in alphabetical order.
Should I write it with capital 'D' or lowercase 'd'?Ah, now to the fine points. It depends. These are correct ways:
- You can always write DE ALFARO, Luca. Since the last name is in all caps, also 'DE' is in all caps. Don't write "de ALFARO"!
- Or you can write Luca de Alfaro. The 'd' is lowercase, when you have the choice.
- De Alfaro, Luca is also correct: when the 'D' is at the beginning of a sentence, it should be capital, like everything else.
- You can also write de Alfaro, Luca, when it's not at the beginning of a sentence. But I prefer to use Luca de Alfaro instead.
How do I get bibtex to come up with my name in the correct way?Simple: just write
author = "de Alfaro, Luca"This also works:
author = "L. de Alfaro"