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An affiliation is a contractual connection between an academic institution an a student or an employee.

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What to put in “affiliation” field when submitting paper without affiliation?

Recently my paper is reviewed (by a professor from independent third party) and accepted by a journal. But, my employer allows me to publish this paper only without its name there. Publishing house ...
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Changing affiliation on publication

I am moving from one job to another (postdoc to tenure track) this summer and I have papers in several stages of being written, these go from handwritten notes with all the necessary arguments to ...
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What should someone who works at a tech company that isn't associated with the work list as affiliation?

I am preparing to submit a paper with a friend who is working at a tech company. The company that he is working with is in no way associated with our research work. Is it appropriate to list his ...
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Is it acceptable to publish a paper using an affiliation with a former employer?

Recently I've changed jobs, and consequently the field of research has also changed. But I'm still getting proposals for publications in the previous field, and it is interesting for me to accept some ...
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Rules for affiliation for student doing unpaid research in his/her free time?

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? ...
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What affiliation to put on an academic paper for alumni authors?

I finished my B.Sc in CS about 6 month ago and now I am writing a paper for a conference. before when I was a student I put my university and department name below my name as an author. but now I am ...
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Academic affiliation: which to choose?

I am actually working for two different universities in my country, and the problem is that they do not give too much support to academic research. I mean for paying the costs of tickets, travel ...
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What to list as affiliation when work spans multiple institutions?

I began working on a paper during my undergraduate degree in the summer of 2014. I continued to work on the same paper into summer 2015, at which time I graduated and moved to a different university ...
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I want to submit a paper to arXiv.org, but I'm not affiliated to an Institute. What can I do?

I have a paper which I'm interested in submitting to arXiv.org. However, the submission guidelines say an institutional affiliation is required for submission. I've graduated in physics from Unicamp ...
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What should you do if a co-author has an unethical affiliation?

A person I know was in the process of publishing her first manuscript when her supervisor told her to add his newly acquired affiliation from a university in Saudi Arabia to his name. The Saudi ...
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What is the criterion to include an institution as “affiliation” in an author list?

While looking at this Science paper, I noticed that a few of the authors have a lot of affiliations: the first author has five affiliations, including four different departments or programs at Harvard ...
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Affiliation for a retiree

This question is similar to Rules for affiliation for student doing unpaid research in his/her free time? and Is it acceptable to publish a paper using an affiliation with a former employer? except ...
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Affiliation on a paper written mostly in previous position

If research was done and paper was mostly written at institute A, but then it finally got accepted while the author moved to institute B, say, 3 years later. Should the affiliation of the author be ...
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Should we translate non-english university names?

In my country, several universities are prefixed by "Universidade Federal", which can be translated to "Federal University" (e.g., "Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro" to "Federal University of ...
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Is there something I need to do on arxiv if I lose academic affiliation

When publishing on arxiv, users with recognized academic affiliations may be exempt from the endorsement process, as mentioned in arXiv primer. Suppose that I have already published preprints on ...
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Is it possible for a high school student with no academic qualifications to publish a research paper?

I am a bachelor student at the second year of studies (Physics), but I'm an independent programmer since many more years. Now, I have some data about an algorithm I've done and I would like to ...
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Publishing while changing institutions [duplicate]

I'm submitting an mathematics article concerning research that was done entirely while I was an undergraduate at University A. This August I will be a graduate student at University B. The only ...
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KAU is accused of hiring well-known professors to boost university rankings by adding affiliation. Is it ethical to accept this kind of offer?

For those unaware of the situation, here are some links: Messerly, Megan. 'UC Berkeley Professor Critiques Saudi University's Recruitment Process Of World's Top Researchers'. The Daily ...
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Affiliation and address when writing under a pseudonym

Quite a few threads have already discussed the issue of publishing articles under a pseudonym, such as Is pseudonymous publication ethical? If I publish under a pseudonym, can I still take credit ...
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How can I find out a researcher's current affiliation?

What is the best way to find out a researcher's current affiliation? Let's say I know a name and a field, but not much more. A google search seems like the most obvious approach, but unfortunately ...
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What affiliation to put on a research paper as a college student?

I am an undergraduate, and I want to know what to put as an affiliation on a research paper.
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A university does not allow its employees to use its affiliation on papers done in spare time; how normal is that?

Together with a colleague from a different university, I wrote a paper that has passed peer review in a respectable journal and is currently in press. The topic of the paper is very far removed from ...
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What Affiliation to put for Amateur scientist who is an alumni out of school for 15 years?

I am an amateur scientist who wants to submit a paper to a peer reviewed journal. While I have an under grad degree... it was in business and I have been out of school for 15 years. Do I put my ...
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Is it acceptable to change affiliation to new employer when submitting an updated manuscript when old employer provided limited research support?

Background: I have published a paper with no co-authors in a CS workshop a few months ago. I have put as my affiliation the place in which I was lecturing at that time, say university X. The work was ...
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What does affiliation (for a publication) signify?

This question is triggered by the (somewhat off topic there) comment thread about an employer who does not want to appear as affiliation for a paper, and the subsequent thoughts of whether an employer ...
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Can publications on research conducted before I started my tenure-track position count towards tenure? Do they need to have my new affiliation?

I am joining a new school as a TT Assistant Professor soon and I know I will be on the 'tenure clock' and have to publish manuscripts in certain prestigious journals. I have two pending publications ...
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Affiliation in the transition period between studies at different universities

I am in a "transition period" shortly after having finished my MSc, and shortly before beginning my PhD. In the summer period the academic life doesn't cease, though, and sometimes an affiliation is ...
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Is it fine to use a startup as an affiliation?

My situation: I have finished university more than 10 years ago. I work for company X. I also own a small startup company called Y (no employees). I am in the process of publishing a paper and I was ...
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For paper based on thesis, should I list my university as affiliation or the name of the company I currently work for?

I am currently writing a paper for the thesis work I did last year along with my advisors. (I successfully graduated last year and currently work in a software company.) I am confused regarding what ...
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Changing affiliations and conference registration

Say the deadline to register for a conference is now, but the conference doesn't actually run until 3 months from now. During that time, I will have changed institutions. When I register, should I ...
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Publishing while working from home independently, what affiliation to give? [duplicate]

Currently I do not belong to any institution and work from home. Now can I put the name of the last university I attended in place of affiliation in a journal paper? I have masters degree from ...
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How to affiliate papers that I worked on both as a PhD student and as a postdoc?

I have submitted my dissertation recently (in mathematics), and I have a position for a postdoc which I will start around October. In the meantime, one of my friends and I have been working on some ...
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Author without institutional or professional affiliation [duplicate]

Here is the case: An author has made substantial contribution while not been related to any institutional or professional affiliation. The question I sent to Nature: An author has made substantial ...
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Change affilation in printed publication

I am coauthor of publication (in Journal of archaeological science) and i want to change my Affiliation, but publication is already printed (2014)... Is it possible to change affilation after ...