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Authors


Attribute Data Type: 

Attribute Default Value: 

Attribute Group: 

Attribute Purpose: 

Attribute Inherited from Preferences?   

Attribute UI-configurable? 

Attribute Read-Only? 

Attribute Intrinsic? 

Attribute First Added: 

Attribute Altered: 

 list   [other list-type attributes]

 (not set - empty string)

 References   [other References Group attributes]

 Data synch

 No

 No

 No

 No

 Baseline

 9.1.0


Used for Bookends reference import. Maps to RIS data tag 'AU'.

From v9.1.0, $Authors is a List-type attribute rather than a Set. This is to avoid the listing being re-ordered alphabetically, now that the sorting of Sat-type attributes is more aggressive in v9+. That is unhelpful if the authors of academic papers have been listed in order of appearance of the paper. If author names are entered in first name(s)→last name order, default (Set) alphabetical listing will use first name.

To purge possible duplicates now $Authors is a List, consider a stamp using the list.unique operator:

$Authors = $Authors.unique; 

But, be aware this will impose an alphabetical sort.