Lets say an undergraduate student does some research in his/her free time and wants to write a paper about the findings. What are the rules regarding affiliation when the student tries to publish?
- The student is required to include the university as affiliation, because he/she is enrolled in a program at the university
- The student is not allowed to include the university as affiliation, because he/she is not officially hired/approved to do research under the name of the university
- There are no rules, the student can choose
I guess for graduate students / postdocs / professors it is mandatory to include the university as affiliation, as they get paid by the university to do the research they are doing!?