Call for Chapters

deadline for submissions: 
February 26, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Hagai Gringarten, Ph.D.
contact email: 

Call for Chapters


First Year Experience: How to Study, Socialize, and Succeed in College

(Under contract with a major publisher)


Please forward to your colleaguesOverview of the BookFirst Year Experience: How to Study, Socialize, and Succeed in College brings together some of the latest research in the field of first year university experience. Written by distinguished and prolific scholars from around the United States, this book provides instructors and students with a substantial overview of contemporary first year university experience. Provided with practical and specific suggestions, this book will help prepare students to succeed and excel in college, regardless of their academic discipline.Suggested Topics (not exclusive listing)

  • Academic advising
  • Achieving academic success
  • Adjustments to college and college academics
  • Campus activities
  • Campus safety
  • Creating competitive advantage for successful career trajectory
  • Drinking and drugs
  • Ethics, plagiarism, and academic integrity 
  • Finances and college
  • Finding your discipline
  • Fraternities and sororities
  • Friends and family
  • Life after college
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Writing and research for college
    • Case Studies

 Target Audience

Faculty, students, academics, high school counselors, resident assistants, librarians



Hagai Gringarten, Ph.D., is a Professor of Marketing at the Gus Machado School of Business at St. Thomas University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (

The Reverend Raúl Fernández-Calienes, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University and teaches Management Ethics at the Gus Machado School of Business. He also is Managing Editor of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research.

Submission Procedure

Researchers, faculty and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 26, 2021, a chapter proposal clearly explaining the topic and subject matter covered in the proposed chapter. Interested authors without a specific topic may receive suggestions for possible topics.


Proposals must include:

- Name(s) and short biography of each author including any previous publications
- Chapter Title
- Abstract (50-100 words)
- Keywords (3-5 keywords)
- References (2-3 preliminary entries)

Authors will be notified about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines by March 3, 2021. Authors must submit full chapters by April 23, 2021. Full chapters should be between 1,250 and 5,000 words (5-20 pages double-spaced) in length.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 26, 2021

Authors Notified about Proposals and sent Guidelines: March 3, 2021

Full Chapter Submission Deadline: April 23, 2021
Authors Notified about Chapters: April 29, 2021

Final manuscript submission to publisher: May 12, 2021


Professor Hagai Gringarten, Ph.D.,

Professor Raúl Fernández-Calienes, Ph.D.,