I have been working on some independent research for a few years now, and I'm finally at the point where I'm seriously considering publishing a Computer Science/Mathematical Algorithm in an Academic Journal.
I presently work as a Software Development Engineer at a major tech firm. I have never published a paper before, though I do have my Masters and have gone through the process of writing a research paper before.
My specific questions are:
If my research paper is completely unrelated and independent of anything I do at work (nor am I even in a research type position), what - if any - obligations do I have to my work place? Do I need to seek their approval before publishing a research paper?
If so, do I need to supply them with my research paper - or merely provide an abstract/description of the research to them?
Will an Academic Journal require me to submit evidence that there is no workplace-conflict as an Independent Researcher?