I am in a situation similar to that of this question where I did some work with a former employer, I changed fields, and now something related to that work is in the process of being published. Initial submission of the work was during my time with my former employer, but revisions are happening after leaving. The paper is a single author paper. Based on the responses to that question, it seems like I should be using my former employer as my affiliation, but I have a few difference in my situation that I would like to clarify.
- The work in question is a discussion paper which was solicited from me by a journal. As such, I gained the expertise necessary to write the paper working for my former employer, but the paper itself was written in my personal time so neither organization directly funded any of the work in the paper. However I would not have been requested to write the paper if not for my work with my former employer.
- If I do decide to use my former employer as my affiliation, what should my contact email be? I would rather not use a personal email, but I don't have access to the work email from my former employer, and it seems weird for my affiliation to be Company A, but my email to be me@CompanyB.com.
In case it affects your response, the paper is in the field of quantitative forecasting and specifically on the use of machine learning for forecasting, which is what I did for my former employer. I now work using machine learning for video processing on medical devices.