Naming System of Acadamic Papers

How to name a pdf file of an acadamic paper in a gentle way?

This article uses gerrit’s answer for reference under CC BY-SA 4.0

Naming Patterns

Let’s start with a true example: MOEA/D paper APA style as follow

Zhang, Q., & Li, H. (2007). MOEA/D: A multiobjective evolutionary algorithm based on decomposition. *IEEE Transactions on evolutionary computation*, *11*(6), 712-731.



  • nnnnnnn: The last name of the first author
  • YY: 2-digit year of publication
  • tttt: keyword of the title
  • kkk: abbreviation of journal of publication

After the transformation, the file name comes to:


bibtex key

Simply change the first underline to a colon:


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