Authors whose native language does not use Latin characters must transliterate their name for publication in The Journal of Neuroscience. This transliteration can obscure identities through the ambiguities it creates. For example, many Asian names are distinct when written in their native language, but map onto the same transliterated name.
As a step toward addressing this problem, the Journal encourages authors to include their name written in their native writing system in parentheses after the transliterated version in article bylines, such as Xiaoping Liu (). This option is offered to authors whose original name is in any language that does not use the Latin alphabet but that can be represented in Unicode characters. For details, please refer to the Instructions for Authors: www.jneurosci.org/misc/itoa.shtml.