Abstract: This paper aims to explore the apparently rising trend of unaffiliated researchers. It does so by analyzing a set of scholarly publications where the authors state â€śindependent researcherâ€ť in place of their affiliation. Some of the characteristics of this set are explained along with directions on how to expand research on this topic.
Source: ElSabry, E., 2017. Unaffiliated Researchers: A Preliminary Study. Challenges, 8(2): 20. DOI: doi:10.3390/challe8020020