A plain language summary is a 300- to 450-word comprehensive research summary with minimal jargons
as journal submission supplement to assist the understanding of scholars of different disciplines.
So, even if the reader is not from a relevant background, he/she can still grasp the main points of a research
by simply taking a glance at the PLS.
Let us not forget
Research is meant to create impact, regardless of its immensity.
Hence, if a scholar or funder or policymaker finds it difficult to understand your work, it will lead you nowhere
(let alone impact).