I am new to publishing and want to publish a paper as an independent researcher. The conference I want to submit this paper to states the following on their website regarding the review process:
Review process will be blind to review.
Does it imply that the review process is double blind? If not, would stating my affiliation as an independent researcher have any negative impact?
I am currently working for a startup company and worked on this paper in my spare time. Since the company is not associated with my research, I decided not to put in the company as an affiliation.