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 “independent researcher” 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