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Should I use titles e.g. Dr., PhD, MS., BS, etc the beginning of a paper along with author names? Does the rule, if any, differ for different styles e.g. APA, MLA, etc.? Is the following, to make things clearer a bit, correct?

John Doe*
*MS. Student for physical education, Faculty of Physical Education, Monsters University, X City, X country

Dr John Doe**
**Assistant professor, Faculty of PE, Monsters University, X City, X Country

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In APA use the name and institution only, no titles, no functions.

Your example would read:

John Doe*
* Faculty of Physical Education, Monsters University, X City, X country

John Doe**
** Faculty of PE, Monsters University, X City, X Country

  • Also, I don't know how native speakers feel about this but to me Jane and John Doe are anonymous dead people. In examples for living persons I would use a different last name such as Smith. – user5645 Mar 7 '15 at 8:24

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