Questions tagged [affiliation]

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

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Would it be unethical to claim affiliation when it was not made official yet?

I received an acceptance letter to a Master's Program. The official enrollment will be in one month. Until then I am not officially in the program yet. I am about to finish a paper and I want to ...
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What could be the affiliation if an author is currently not working anywhere? [duplicate]

I would like to submit a manuscript which has 5 co-authors. But one of the co-author is presently not working anywhere. So what could be the affiliation of this author? Is it Okay, if I provide the ...
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Are there accepted criteria to define an author's institutional affiliation?

I ask this question because there are institutions that pay authors an honorarium to add the institution as an additional affiliation when the authors publish, even when those authors do not have any ...
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Why does my Arxiv paper not show my affiliation?

I am a graduate student and have just submitted one pre-print to Arxiv. However, there is no organization name before the author name although the Arxiv endorsement system automatically accepted my ...
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How to signal sole affiliation is honorary?

(My field is pure mathematics) EDIT: I asked this question as a form of thinking out loud. I've realised with the help of the commenters below that my inclinations were a bit stupid, but others in ...
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How much do editors care about author affiliations and previous publications in the field?

we've wrote a manuscript applying a computational modelling technique to a field (behavioral ecology) which is not related to our primary research field (neurobiology). This was the result of some ...
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Can I still participate in conferences, while I'm no longer an academic student?

Can I still participate in conferences and use the university name, while I'm no longer an academic student at the university? As I could not complete the study, but I'm still interested in my ...
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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 ...
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How can I enter name as author(even after work)in a govt level research without affiliation with an institution? [duplicate]

This question is particularly aimed to target researchers with many years experience in this field.I have done bachelors in Bioinformatics and got an unofficial/voluntary opportunity to work with ...
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How to write my name and my job description in a publication?

I'm a resident in a teaching hospital and not a staff member in a university, how to write my name and my job description in a publication as an author
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Is it good to give research group information in article

I was wondering whether is it a good idea to mention research group information in the affiliation while writing the manuscript. Consider that the group is not officially recognized by my university, ...
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Name of current institution in a paper [duplicate]

I'm about to publish a paper with my previous group. I'm not in a permanent position, and my boss doesn't care if I mention or if I don't mention my current institution in the paper. For me, a ...
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Is it possible to submit paper to peer-reviewed journal without affiliation? [duplicate]

I have conducted an evaluation on effectiveness of training interventions on elderly clients in a non-government organization. I would like to share the results by submitting paper to peer-reviewed ...
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How to describe affiliation in between college and grad school?

This question is similar to another one on here, but the details of my situation are not quite the same: Affiliation in the transition period between studies at different universities I graduated ...
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Adding affiliation at the proof stage

I have a paper to which I am 3rd author from my previous postdoc, and recently I got another postdoc in another institution. Is it fair and ok to add the new affiliation now, at the proof stage?
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On conference abstract based on my research lab job, not university where I am currently an undergraduate, should I include university affiliation?

I am an undergraduate student working at a National research institute (I call it NatLab), not my University (Acme U). On a proposed abstract for a conference which one of my coworkers will be ...
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Paper Authorship / Commercial? [duplicate]

When my co-founder and I were creating our project (with a scientific background), we always listed our universities as our affiliation, or we listed ourselves as the Co-Founders of the project with ...
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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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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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Moved to a new city – how to start academically networking?

I have recently moved away from the town and university where I completed my masters degree to another city for personal reasons. Now I work here in academic information services and part of my work ...
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How can I change a typo in the author affiliation after publication?

I am really needing help. There is a typo on my University Name, however the paper is already published. Is there any way to still change it? The paper has been published on ACM Platform. I am very ...
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Should I add a short-term visiting scholar affiliation in paper submissions?

I'm currently a visiting scholar with a small stipend at one institution, but will be there for a short period of half a year only. At the same time, I'm still affiliated to and get a salary from my ...
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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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Is it typical to use an uncertain affiliation within a paper?

I am an international graduate student, recently-admitted to a Canadian university. My admission has been finalized and I am just within the visa processing to acquire required study permit. Now, I ...
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When updating a preprint on arXiv, should I update my affiliation?

I have a preprint on the arXiv, a couple of years old, and will shortly be re-submitting an updated version. The changes are fairly limited — more than just typos, but not so much as to change the ...
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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 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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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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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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Giving a third party credits for contribution in publishing journal paper

I have done a masters program and three research papers have been composed as the result. During my research, I was a part of two collaborative parties, my university and a private research center ...
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Should I state membership in a professional society in authors' list?

I am one of the five authors in a paper about to be submitted. Some of us stated in the affiliation their membership in a certain chemical society closely related to both the subject of the paper and ...
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What is my institution when submitting to journal [duplicate]

In the time between submitting the first draft of a paper to a journal and submitting the third and final version (now), my institutional affiliation has changed. Should I indicate my original ...
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Affiliated institution wants to remove name from already published paper?

We have published a review article, years ago, and since then all of the authors left the institution. Now the institution has suddenly woken up and realized that the authors did not get permission ...
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Why don't journal publishers ask for proof of affiliation?

It seems like journal publishers do not require credentials for proof of your affiliation and identity. There are many places where such credentials are important, but even the most popular journal ...
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Publish a paper with a coauthor not affiliated to a university

I am supervising a last year high-school student (a very advanced one) who is doing some kind of a research project. He does some numerical simulations on problems that I suggest. If everything goes ...
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How important academic affiliation really is for getting published in a reputable journal? [duplicate]

More specifically how likely it is for me to get published as an independent researcher working as hard as an affiliated researcher? How much difference does it really make?
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Should I always provide my current affilition and address when a paper got accepted?

I had submitted a manuscript in last year (December, 2014) while working in Institute-A. After one month of submission I left Institute-A and joined in Institute-B from January, 2015. Now that paper ...
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What exactly happens in your arXiv account if you no longer have institutional affiliation?

The question is similar to this one but in addition I would like to ask the following: Don't I need to change my email address if I am no longer affiliated to an institution? Won't a new mail of the ...
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Affiliation during unpaid leave?

If I take an unpaid leave from my institute to work for another institution, is it ok to put my original institution as a second affiliation on publications produced during the leave? That is ...
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Is it ok to mention my upcoming post during my conference presentation?

I was recently appointed to a new post (at a much better university) and my affiliation will change in a couple of months. I have to attend a conference next week and present work carried out with my ...
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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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If I am “homeless” researcher, where can I get affiliation? [duplicate]

I cannot attend any western university right now. I can relocate in future. But I already have article which will soon go into publishing process. So affiliation could be useful right now. I do not ...
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Research Posters - Do you put home university logo when you did the research at another university?

I am currently doing research at a school that is not my home institution. When I create a poster board for this research, do I put logos of both the school where I am doing the research as well as my ...
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What order should I list author affiliations on a conference poster?

First and foremost, as the title suggests, in what sort of order should I put author affiliations on the poster? Alphabetical? First author's affiliation, then alphabetical, or some other way (and do ...
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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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Including my institution in a research paper

Consider this scenario: I am a student. I ask my professor about possible research grants. He suggests applying for a research grant with 3D printing. He helps me brainstorm and incubate in idea. I ...
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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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Can affiliated university claim ownership of ideas presented in your paper?

I'm a part time lecturer in a university and conducted a research independently and I'm about to publish the result. I'm concerned about assigning the affiliation to the university. I'm afraid that I ...
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How should a university non-academic employee's affiliation be like?

A friend is in a situation where they obtained a PhD in one field in a different country, but now is working at a university in an unrelated field in a non-faculty, non-research position. However, ...
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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 ...