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My research paper is almost completed and I have submitted a draft to my boss recently. My research tenure ends on the end of July.
I was told (today) that I would not be allowed to utilise my affiliation with my current research institute for submission to a journal after the expiration of my tenure - this is fine.
What is not fine is that my boss has removed himself from this paper and has also advised that another co - author (a student who has recently graduated from the overarching faculty of this research institute) not be an author as she is neither a student nor an employee.
This leaves only me and a visiting scholar in this research institute on secondment on the paper. This means that the submission of this paper to a journal/ conference would not be one where either of us are affiliated with this research institute.
Why does this matter?
In this research project, we utilise confidential data accorded to us by a number of countries via a national agency.
What should I expect and how should I circumvent this?