Author Guidelines and Submission Process

Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) follows the subsequent steps in the submission process of an article:

  1. Call for Papers

IJLSS periodically invites submissions of research papers/articles relevant to its scope. Detailed information on the call for papers can be found on the journal's website.

  1. Ethical Guidelines

Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences adheres to the ethical guidelines established by respected international bodies, ensuring the integrity of the research published in our journal.

  1. Conflict of Interest

Authors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest when submitting a manuscript. This includes both financial and non-financial relationships that might affect the research. There is no strict threshold for relevance or monetary value; authors must use their judgment to decide if something could influence the objectivity of the research and should be disclosed. Failure to disclose conflicts of interest will not automatically lead to retraction but may necessitate a correction if discovered post-publication. Reviewers and editors must also disclose any conflicts of interest.

Peer-Review Process

The peer-review process is critical for ensuring the quality and integrity of the research published.

Author's Guidelines

Authors must adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the clarity and uniformity of manuscripts:

  1. Manuscripts must be clear, concise, and grammatically correct in English.
  2. Only manuscripts in English are accepted, but translations must be provided for text from other languages.
  3. Only submissions in MS Word format are considered; PDF files are not acceptable.
  4. Manuscripts must use 12-point font size in Times New Roman, with single spacing and 1-inch margins.
  5. The title of the article should be in 14-point font and bold.
  6. Abstracts and keywords should use 12-point font.
  7. Authors' names and affiliations should be in 10-point font.
  8. The entire manuscript content, including headings and references, should be in 12-point Times New Roman.
  9. Headings should be bold with initial capitals.
  10. The first paragraph under each heading should not be indented; subsequent sections should be indented.
  11. The title on the manuscript should be bold with initial capitals for all words.
  12. Authorship details should appear on the title page, including email and affiliations.
  13. Authorship order must be as intended for publication; changes cannot be made post-submission.
  14. The manuscript, including references, must be typed single-spaced on one side of the paper only.
  15. All pages should be numbered consecutively at the bottom right, starting from the title page.
  16. Tables and figures must be formatted according to APA 6th edition guidelines, with table titles above and figure titles below.
  17. References must be indented and consistent with the Vancouver format.

Note: Manuscripts not prepared according to these guidelines may be returned to the author for correction before review.

These processes ensure the submissions align with the journal’s standards and ethics, maintaining the high quality of published research.



Title and Authorship Information

The title of the manuscript should be a brief phrase in capitalized words that accurately describes the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax, and E-mail information.


The abstract for all manuscripts should not exceed 200-300 words. It should clearly describe the background, methods, data collection tools, framework, hypothesis or rationale for the work, and the main findings using complete sentences and active verbs. The abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used, and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Only 5-7 keywords are required to be provided under the abstract.


This section should contain adequate background information, provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution, and identify the knowledge gap. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. It should be comprehensible to colleagues from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Literature Review

The literature review should be a comprehensive review that provides information about the literature related to the given research. It should summarize, analyze, and evaluate the literature and explain what research has already been performed in that specific domain.

Methodology/Research Design/Framework

This should be detailed enough to provide sufficient information to allow the work to be replicated by others. Only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be briefly mentioned. General methodology and framework need not be described in detail.


Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not include material suitable for the Discussion. It should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.


The discussion should interpret the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Results and Discussion sections can be combined.


The content of this section should not significantly overlap with the abstract.

Authors are instructed to follow the Vancouver References style while providing references for Figures (Including Images), Tables, Figures/Illustrations/Photographs, Tables, and Equations while submitting their paper.

Submission Preparation Checklist

Before submission of your manuscript, please check that:

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  6. All references cited in the text are included in the reference section.
  7. All figures and tables are cited in the text.
  8. The pages are numbered bottom right side.
  9. Plagiarism Reports is not more than 15% (Turnitin).
  10. Does the paper fall under Journal Scope?
  11. Does Paper have followed Journal Template?
  12. Paper is submitted with the condition that it has not been published earlier or is not under consideration in any other journal.

Timeline of Publication

Authors should be prompt with their manuscript revisions. If an Author cannot meet the deadline given, the Author should contact the Editor as soon as possible to determine whether a longer period or withdrawal from the review process should be chosen as an exceptional case.







First Issue (December)

Second Issue (June)

Call for Papers



Paper Submission



Review Process



Acceptance/Rejection Notification to Authors






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Submission of work requires that the piece to be reviewed has not been previously published. Upon acceptance, the author assigns to Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) the right to publish and distribute the manuscript in part or its entirety. The Author's name will always be included with the publication of the manuscript.

The Author has the following nonexclusive rights:

  1. To use the manuscript in the Author's teaching activities.
  2. To publish the manuscript, or permit its publication, as part of any book the author may write.
  3. To include the manuscript in the Author's own personal or departmental (but not institutional) database or online site.
  4. To license reprints of the manuscript to third persons for educational photocopying. The Author also agrees to properly credit Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) as the original place of publication.

The Author hereby grants Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) full and exclusive rights to the manuscript, all revisions, and the full copyright. IJLSS rights include but are not limited to the following:

  1. To reproduce, publish, sell, and distribute copies of the manuscript, selections of the manuscript, and translations and other derivative works based upon the manuscript, in print, audio-visual, electronic, or by any media now or hereafter known.
  2. To license reprints of the manuscript to third persons for educational photocopying.
  3. To license others to create abstracts of the manuscript and to index the manuscript.
  4. To license secondary publishers to reproduce the manuscript in print, microform, or any computer-readable form, including electronic online databases.
  5. To license the manuscript for document delivery. These exclusive rights run the full term of the copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof.

I hereby accept the terms of the above Author Agreement.

Author: - Date: -

Editor in Chief: - Date: -



Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) follows a double-blind review policy. The articles will be sent to referees (national/international) for blind review. Authors will be informed about the comments of the reviewers and will be required to revise the article accordingly if required.

Note: The Editor/Advisory Board reserves the right to make necessary editorial revisions. Opinions expressed in articles are those of the contributors and should not be attributed to the Department, the Editor or Editorial Board in any way.


Authors should be prompt with their manuscript revisions. If an Author cannot meet the deadline given, the Author should contact the Editor as soon as possible to determine whether a longer time period or withdrawal from the review process should be chosen as an exceptional case.

Multiple Submissions

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors must not submit the same work, in whole or in part, to two places of publication at the same time, or at any time while the manuscript is under review, or has been previously published. It is also improper for an author to submit a manuscript describing essentially the same research to more than one place of publication unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for, or withdrawn from publication.


Articles published in Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). IJLSS will insert the following note at the start of the published text: © 2023 by the authors; licensee Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS). This article is open access and licensed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (




Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) adheres to strict plagiarism policies, ensuring all manuscripts have an originality report with 15% or below as measured by Turnitin, in alignment with leading academic standards.

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism:

  • Cite all your sources, whether you've read them or heard them.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all sources used, including the dates you accessed electronic resources.
  • Use quotation marks around verbatim text and properly credit the source.
  • Paraphrase in your own words and remember to still reference the original source.
  • Check the journal's preferred referencing system and adhere to it rigorously.


The publication charges policy of Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) is managed independently as we strive for inclusion in prestigious indexing agencies like JCR, SSCI, and WOS. Our aim is to support both local and international researchers.

Insights-Journal of Life and Social Sciences (IJLSS) implements a modest publication charge in comparison to other journals in the field, providing financial relief to PhD scholars and young researchers globally. Institutions often support their researchers, but for those without such support, we offer a flexible payment model.

Publication charges are as follows (15000PKR/USD 60):

  • Article publishing charges (post-acceptance)

Article submission is free of charge, and an acknowledgment is sent post-submission. The pre-editorial review includes:

  • Scope assessment
  • Plagiarism check as per journal policy
  • Basic formatting
  • Initial grammar and typographical error check
  • Assessment of authors' credentials
  • Review of citation style, abstract, keywords, and references according to Vancouver guidelines

Waiver Policy:

IJLSS offers a waiver policy under a Golden Open Access Model (GOAM) for authors who may face financial constraints. Waiver requests should be submitted via email to the editor and are considered based on need and eligibility, including:

  1. National award-winning scholars and researchers.
  2. Undergraduates with high-quality manuscripts.
  3. Orphans or individuals with disabilities.
  4. Those affected by significant socio-political issues, such as war.

Utilization of Publication Fee:

The fees collected are used for the maintenance of the journal, compensating peer reviewers, covering advisory body dues, and supporting the editorial and administrative tasks. This includes content commissioning, layout editing, journal development, and managing communications with authors, reviewers, and referees through both the editorial review and the double-blind review processes.


Source of Funding




HEALTH AND RESEARCH INSIGHTS is an educational and research institution with a dedicated research mandate, registered under the SECP. It operates as an independent and self-sustaining platform for research and education.


Funding for HEALTH AND RESEARCH INSIGHTS is derived from the following sources:


  • Publication house revenues
  • Fees from research seminars
  • Coaching fees
  • Publication fees

All these funds are utilized to provide top-notch facilities for our researchers, students, and educators, ensuring a high standard of support and resources to foster advancements in life and social sciences.



Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An editor may desk reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.