Insights Publisher takes great pride in extending sincere congratulations to Dr. Sandro Serpa, PhD, who serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Science Insights (Section of Sociology & Education). We commend Dr. Serpa on his esteemed appointment as the Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of the Azores in Portugal. Dr. Serpa has been contributing his expertise to the journal since 2018. The University of the Azores, founded in 1976, is a non-profit public institution of higher education situated in the urban environment of Ponta Delgada, a sizable town in the Azores.

Insights Publisher is delighted to congratulate Dr. Anand Prakash, professor, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Science Insights (Section of Psychology & Psychiatry), on his honorary election as Dean of Medical School and Director of Allied Health School of Adamas University. Dr. Prakash is an experienced expert in clinical psychology and has been a member of both the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists and the Indian Science Congress Association. Adamas University, as the best private university in Eastern India, has been pursuing excellence. The 120-acre green campus of the University is home to more than 3,500 active students and more than 1,500 teachers and resident students from India and other countries.

  • Topic: Mental Health of Adolescents
  • Proposed Issue: Volume 43, No. 1, July 2023
  • Range: Any topics related to mental health of adolescents
  • Submission: Mark the submission with “Mental Health of Adolescents” Thematic Issue at the top of the title page
  • Limitations: No
  • Guest Editor: Jerry Lewis, PhD, The Bonoi Academy of Science and Education

A mental condition affects one in seven 10 to 19-year-olds worldwide, which accounts for 13% of the disease burden in this age range. One of the main causes of illness and disability among adolescents is behavioral disorders, followed by anxiety disorders and depression. Among adolescents, suicide ranks as the fourth most common cause of death. Failure to address adolescent mental health issues can have long-term effects on an adult's physical and mental health as well as their ability to lead fulfilling lives. Science Insights intends to host a thematic issue focused on this topic. The thematic issue can center on any topics about adolescent mental health both theoretically and practically.

Science Insights Team

  • Topic: Addiction
  • Range: Any topics related to addiction from medicine to psychology to sociology to education, and from case report to mechanisms to impacts, and so on.
  • Proposed Issue: Volume 42, No. 3, March 2023

Addiction is an age-old but everlasting problem, and because so many new aspects have emerged recently, we need new insights and solutions. The thematic issue focuses on drug and herb abuse, alcoholism, internet addiction, and excessive smartphone use, and others. They have a significant impact not just on individual lives, but also on society as a whole. We welcome any submissions that address any aspect of these themes. Please label manuscripts with "Addiction Thematic Issue" above the title and submit them into the system as regular submissions, or send them to [email protected]. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any inquiries.

Science Insights Editorial Office

Insights Publisher is proud to express the hearted congratulations to Dr. Sandro Nuno Ferreira Serpa, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Science Insights, for his honorary election as the Executive Council of Associação Portuguesa de Profissionais em Sociologia Industrial, das Organizações e do Trabalho (APSIOT) (Portuguese Association of Professionals in Industrial, Organizations and Work Sociology) for the years of 2022-2023. APSIOT is one of the two Portuguese sociology associations, a national non-profit association for the development of scientific and socio-cultural activities, and is committed to promoting scientific and technical knowledge and the development of activities in the fields of Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Work and Organizations, on contributing to improving the recognition of the profession.

From the publication of Volume 40, No. 3 in February 2022, Science Insights will alter its
publication frequency from “Continuously” to “Monthly” with the release date for each issue
being the last day of the month. As a result of this shift, we invite authors to submit their work
with the understanding that our publishing frequency alteration in the future. If you have any
queries, you may contact us at [email protected].

In our most loving memory of Professor Robert E. Slavin who passed away on April 25th, 2021. Professor Slavin was the director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. 

Dear Colleagues,

The Social Sciences study micro, meso and/or macrosocial processes that shape societal life. Nowadays, the relevance of the contribution of Social Sciences to the improvement of living conditions is recognized.

In this context, the Social Sciences teaching-learning process, at different levels of education, has gained increased importance. Presently, there are relevant developments such as e-learning, inquiry-participatory, or flipped classroom, among others, which can potentially foster the effectiveness and efficiency of Social Sciences learning if we can break the overly conservative expectations of many teachers and students about how a successful class is supposed to be performed.

Therefore, and considering the sharing of information essential, we invite contributions of various types such as research articles, reviews, but also opinion articles and reasoned essays that focus on the teaching-learning of the Social Sciences in any context and that is a pertinent contribution to the progress of this topic.


Prof. Dr. Sandro Serpa


Section of Sociology & Education

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
University of The Azores
Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences-CICS.UAc/CICS.NOVA.UAc
Interdisciplinary Centre for Childhood and Adolescence-NICA-UAc

COVID-19 is a disaster for mankind. With the gradual decrease in winter temperatures and the beginning of the holiday season, the number of COVID-19 infections has increased rapidly. In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, Insights Publisher will implement the second round of lockdown from December 23, 2020. The lockdown time is from December 23, 2020 to March 10, 2021. All editors will work from home. We sincerely apologize for any delays in manuscript review and publication caused by COVID-19 lockdown. Insights Publisher will do its best to reduce the backlog of manuscripts waiting to be processed. During this lockdown period, please email to [email protected] for all contact with the Editorial Office.

If you encounter difficulties when opening our online submission system or uploading files into the system, the possible reason is internet speed or connection. So, do not worry about this. We have alternative submission means for you. The only thing you need to do is send your documents to our Editorial Office via the email address ([email protected]) directly. Our editorial staff will do it for you.