In our newest “how can we help you?” thread, a reader asks:
I am curious what the norms/conventions are for reporting your affiliation when changing jobs. For example, I currently work at institution A but am starting a new job in the fall at institution B. When writing down my affiliation—e.g., when submitting to journals or conferences, or filling out a form about how my affiliation on a conference programme—should I write down A, B, A/B (as I’ve sometimes seen), etc.?
Another reader had the same question (“I have the same question as A/B. Should I write down my future affiliation in my current submission?”). I’m not exactly sure what the conventions are, but I guess I’m inclined to say that it might depend on which institution you’ll be at when the event rolls around. Will you still be at School A if/when you attend the conference? If not, then it might be a bit confusing to other participants. And I guess I think the same thing probably applies to journals. Maybe list A when submitting, but if the paper is accepted and will be published when you’re at B, update your proofs to list B instead?
Anyway, these are just my thoughts. What are yours?
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