I am copy editor for a professional journal for acupuncture and Oriental medicine. All the authors have degrees and licenses, and they want all of these listed after their names.
I always list LAc (licensed acupuncturist) last in the string of degrees and certifications. I was taught/told by a dean in an AOM school to list licenses last.
Now I need professional “proof” that this is correct, even tho I KNOW it is correct, and that is how I do it for all the journal issues.
But I need to “impress”/convince someone in a higher position that I know what I am talking about. I need someone on this site to tell me I am correct, or not in listing all these initials after a person’s name, no matter if the are PhD, MD, etc.
example: Laura Brand, MSOM, DAOM, Dipl OM, LAc
this gives degrees in order of obtaining them, a certification (Dipl OM) and then their license.
Can someone with enough “credibility” to show my “superiors” please let me know asap?
thank you so much