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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

To publish in Global Insight, authors should strive beyond synthesis of knowledge and information. Your work should take an interdisciplinary approach to your topic and apply critical and creative perspectives toward generating constructive insight into global issues. The journal's purpose is to foster critical thinking and consolidate awareness by integrating wide-ranging disciplines. We provide a venue for exploring common issues and unique challenges of our diverse world through critical liberal arts perspectives. From arts and culture to the human sciences, authors are invited to draw on a diversity of disciplines and perspectives in their arguments to address the kinds of global issues we face today. We encourage authors to make connections between areas of investigation, to combine knowledge and information from the broad spectrum of fields at their disposal, and develop new critical perspectives situating the issue under investigation in cultural and historical contexts. By publishing in Global Insight, our authors are poised to rise as some of the topmost innovative and transformative thinkers and leaders in global competency as well as their respective specializations.

We strictly observe MLA style and referencing and double-blind peer review requirements. In preparing a manuscript for submission, authors are required to follow the current MLA Manual of Style. Manuscripts, including all references, appendices, tables, and figures, should typically be between 3000 to 4000 words in length. Submissions that exceed this limit will still be accepted for review. Tables and figures are encouraged, and must be placed within the text. Footnotes will not be accepted; however, endnotes can and should be included as appropriate.

By submitting to Global Insight, authors agree to the submission of their article to Turnitin for the purpose of detecting plagiarism.

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Preparing Manuscripts

A publishable paper should contain the following:

  1. Abstract (150-250 words, describing the research problem or argument, the method, the basic findings, conclusions, and recommendations);

  2. 4-5 keywords;

  3. Introduction (what is the problem or argument?);

  4. The research method and/or theory used if applicable;

  5. If an application or experiment, a description of the pool of subjects and how they were chosen, and IRB permissions if human subjects are used;

  6. If an argument, a well-developed thesis using reasoning, evidence, common ground, and rebuttal;

  7. If proposing solutions to a problem, a description and full evaluation of the proposed solutions;

  8. Analysis of research and how the results impact theory and practice if applicable;

  9. Conclusion;

  10. Works cited.


Refer to the MLA Handbook (9th ed., 2021) for guidance on expression (including grammar and ways to reduce bias in language) and style (including punctuation, capitalization, headings, use of quotes, and italics, etc.).

Additional House Style Guidelines:

Although we observe MLA Style and Referencing as our primary style guide, we do request authors adhere to the following house style guidelines for specific paper elements:

1. The bibliography section should instead be titled "References," rather than "Works Cited."

2. Global Insight observes Oxford (serial) commas.


She bought eggs, bread, and milk.

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Mark Twain, quoting Benjamin Disraeli

3. When using ellipses, please format them with a space between each dot/period, including when notating a textual gap at the beginning, middle, or end of an abbreviated direct quotation.


“If kids grow kale, kids eat kale . . . if they're not shown how food affects the mind and the body, they blindly eat whatever you put in front of them" (Finely 2018).

". . . if they're not shown how food affects the mind and the body, they blindly eat whatever you put in front of them" (Finely 2018).

4. Please include no identifying information (name, email, student ID) in your submitted document.


Ensure that you provide page numbers for all direct quotes. Prepare an unnumbered works cited list in alphabetical order by author. When there is more than one source by the same author(s), list the earliest work first. References should include the names of all contributing authors. Ensure that all citations are accurate and that any references cited in the text also appear in the works cited section.

Below are some examples of the basic reference list format.

Citing a book


Surname, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher Name, Year.

Bhabha, Homi K. The Location of Culture. Routledge, 1994.

Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. MacMurray, 1999.

Citing a periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper) article

Surname, First Name. "Article Title." Title of Periodical, Volume number, Issue number, Year, inclusive page numbers.


Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-50.

Kincaid, Jamaica. "Girl." The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories, edited by Tobias Wolff, Vintage, 1994, pp. 306-07.

Citing online sources

Surname, First Name. "Article title." Title of Periodical, Volume number, Issue number, Year. URL. Doi. Accessed date.


Lundman, Susan. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow,

Wise, DeWanda. "Why TV Shows Make Me Feel Less Alone." NAMI, 31 May 2019, Accessed 3 June 2019.

Langhamer, Claire. "Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England." Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007, pp. 173-96. ProQuest, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed 27 May 2009.

Citing a song or piece of music on an album

Surname, First Name. Song Title. Title of Album, Year, URL.


Beyoncé. "Pray You Catch Me." Lemonade, Parkwood Entertainment, 2016

"94 Meetings." Parks and Recreation, created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, performance by Amy Poehler, season 2, episode 21, Deedle-Dee Productions and Universal Media Studios, 2010.

Citing a work with other contributors


Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Translated by Richard Howard, Vintage-Random House, 1988.

Woolf, Virginia. Jacob's Room. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow, Harcourt, Inc., 2008.

Citing an edition or version of a work


The Bible. Authorized King James Version, Oxford UP, 1998.

Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. 3rd ed., Pearson 2004.

Publishing Previously Distributed Content

  1. Every article must maintain a high quality of scholarship that can significantly contribute to the field of open and distributed education scholarship and must not plagiarize the work of others.

  2. Articles distributed as conference proceedings or self-published in blogs or institutional repositories should normally be revised substantially before review and possible publication by Global InsightIf your article is derived from a thesis or dissertation, please provide the name of the supervisor, the date of submission, and the author(s).

  3. Articles that appeared in conference proceedings or were self-published should acknowledge this distribution history in an endnote.

New Authors: If you are a new author and uncertain about whether your paper meets the standards required by a peer-reviewed journal, please consider seeking advice and assistance from AuthorAid at (mentoring service free-of-charge) or American Journal Experts at (fee-based editing, review, and translation service).

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