Q: How should I list multiple affiliations in my paper?

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I am affiliated to both a hospital and a university. I have three questions about listing multiple affiliations in my paper: 1) When I write both my affiliations at the same time, which one should come first: the academic affiliation or the professional one? 2) When I list only my university as my affiliation, how should I write it? a. Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine or b. School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University 3) My organization, ‘Institute of Health Sciences’, does not belong to medicine. It’s an affiliated institute. If I plan to include both the affiliations, which is a better way to write: a. Department of --------, Institute of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Gyeong Sang National University, Jinju, South Korea. or b. Department of -------, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea. Most of my colleagues use the first option, but I prefer the second. If you have any better suggestions, can you please recommend? I look forward to your reply.

1 Answer to this question

Here are the answers to your questions:

1) When it comes to multiple affiliations, there is no hard and fast rule about the sequence in which the affiliations should be listed. However, ideally the academic affiliation should come first as your university is providing you with intellectual guidance and support for your research. So, I would say, put down your university first, followed by your organization.

2) Both are correct, but it would be preferable to use the name by which your institution is more commonly referred to. I would say go by what the institution website says.

3) If both your university and organization are in the same city, you can write the affiliations as follows:
Department of -----------, College of Medicine, Gyeong Sang National University; and Institute of Health Sciences, Jinju, South Korea.
You can find detailed guidance on listing multiple affiliations here.