Online paper submission

Online paper submission and peer-review – Insight 

Insight offers an online paper submission and peer-review system to help balance the need for comprehensive and efficient data gathering with authors’ modern-day desires to publish quickly.

Authors wishing to submit a paper for consideration are directed to: or via the link on the Institute’s home page at

Here, authors are clearly guided through the submission process. They are also able to track the status and view the details of all their manuscripts in the Insight peer-review system.

Reviewers have the ability to view, download and annotate submitted papers, and editors will monitor and manage the whole process in a timely and efficient way.

How to submit a paper
Loggin in
Access to the Insight submission site is provided in one of two ways:
  1. Regular contributors and reviewers may have had an account already created for them. If this is the case they will have received an email with instructions on how to log-in and set user ID and password.
  2. You may create your own account. Simply click on the ‘Create Account’ link at the top right-hand corner of the page and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Please retain your password information. For security reasons, we will not email you your current password. If you forget your password you must enter your email address in the 'Password Help field and click ‘Go’. The system will send you an email containing instructions for resetting your password, which you should do within a few days of receiving the email.

The welcome page
When you log-in you are taken to the welcome page. Here you see links to all of the role centres you have permissions for. Typically, authors are given both Author and Reviewer permissions.

To access your author dashboard page, click the ‘Author Center’ link.

Instructions and forms
Access Guidelines for Authors, Copyright form and Insight’s Publishing Agreement by clicking the tab at the top right corner of any site page.

The author dashboard
This is where you begin the manuscript submission process. Also, at a glance, you can track the status and view the details of all your manuscripts. Click the appropriate queue in the 'My Manuscripts' section. The information will display at the bottom of the page.

The manuscript submission process
To begin the submission process, use the ‘Click here to submit a new manuscript’ button.

Follow the step-by-step instructions carefully.

Step 1 – Type, Title and Abstract
  • Select manuscript type from the drop-down list.
  • Enter a manuscript title, or paste one in.
  • Enter an abstract.
  • Click ‘Next’.

Step 2 – Attributes/Keywords
  • Select at least one keyword from the list. Click ‘Add’ each time to add to the list.
  • You can search the list – enter a keyword and click ‘Search’.
  • Click ‘Next’.

Step 3 – Authors and Institutions
  • Enter or confirm your name and add any co-authors and their information.
  • Click ‘Next’.

Step 4 – Reviewers and Editors
  • You can add preferred or non-preferred Reviewers and/or Editors for your submission.
  • Click ‘Next’.

Step 5 – Details and Comments
  • If you have a covering letter or any other information relating to your manuscript, add it here and click ‘Next’.

Step 6 – File Upload
In this step you will upload all of your manuscript files.
  • Click ‘Browse’ to locate a file and select it for upload. (Note: The ‘Guidelines for Authors’ details acceptable file types.)
  • Select the file designation from the drop-down list.
  • Click ‘Upload Files’.
  • During upload a details pop-up window displaying file attributes appears for each file.
  • For image/figure files, name the file to link to the same name as it has in the main document (for example Figure 1). You may also insert a caption beneath it, or upload a separate list of figure captions.
  • Files display in the ‘My Files’ section.
  • You can change the order of the files and edit details.
  • Click > to move to the next file.
  • Click ‘Save’ at the end of the upload process.
  • Click ‘Next’.

Step 7 – Review and Submit
  • This is a final review step before submitting your manuscript. All sections must display the green tick before you can click ‘Submit’ to complete the submission process.

You will receive a successful submission confirmation along with your manuscript ID number.

The manuscript will display in the ‘Submitted Manuscripts’ column of your dashboard.

NOTE: LaTeX document submissions
The main body of the TeX or LaTeX document (ie a file ending with ‘.tex’) should be uploaded as above and designated as a 'Main Document'. All files referenced by a main TeX/LaTeX document should be designated as a ‘TeX/LaTeX Suppl File' (including other ‘.tex’ files).

Additional information for TeX/LaTeX authors
When uploading a TeX/LaTeX main document, the system will analyse the file to determine what additional resource files (such as image files and bibliographic files) are necessary to complete the document. The system will not allow you to submit your manuscript until you have completed your TeX/LaTeX document upload, including all necessary resource files. The system will also not allow you to submit your manuscript if you designate a file as a TeX/LaTeX Suppl File and it is not referenced by any TeX/LaTeX Files uploaded to the system.

Files uploaded as TeX/LaTeX Suppl Files will not be viewable as individual files in the HTML proof and will not be rendered independently of the entire TeX/LaTeX document. Therefore, images and other content will show up in the PDF proof at the location specified in your TeX/LaTeX document. In addition, captions for images displayed within a TeX/LaTeX proof must be created in the TeX/LaTeX document, since image proofs cannot be created separately.

For further information about submitting a paper for publishing in Insight, refer to the Guidelines for Authors.