Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your subscribership at the Academy of International Business at Michigan State University at your earliest convenience:

There is a strong international business aspect to this Call.

Additional information:


Dr. Oxana Karnaukhova, Southern Federal University (Russia)
Alexandra Udovikina, Independent Researcher (Russia)
Dr. Bryan Christiansen, PryMarke LLC (USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017
Full Chapters Due: July 31, 2017
Submission Date: November 30, 2017


The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Nine out of the 15 former Soviet Republics are member states and two are associate members. The CIS has few supranational powers, but aims to be more than a purely symbolic organization, nominally possessing coordinating powers in the realm of trade, finance, lawmaking, and security. It has also promoted cooperation on cross-border crime prevention. Furthermore, eight of the nine CIS member states participate in the CIS Free Trade Area. Three organizations are under the CIS overview; namely, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Union State. While the first and the second are military and economic alliances, the latter aims to reach a confederation between Russia and Belarus with a common government, flag, and currency. The book should be published because many of the existing works on the region do not cover in one volume all of the topics envisaged in this proposal.


The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference material for scholars and business executives who need to understand the importance and influence of the CIS and Eurasia in the 21st century. The secondary objective is to provide a foundation for other related publications on the subject area. The book should be published because many of the existing works on the region do not cover in one volume all of the topics envisaged in this proposal.

Target Audience

The primary intended audience is scholars who have the need for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication as outlined above. While having academic rigor, the book will be written in a way such that it can also be understood by non-academics and non-specialists who have the educational background to comprehend the importance of the proposed publication.

Recommended Topics

International Business in the Former Soviet Union and Eurasia
The Russian Federation
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Economic Integration and Disintegration
Successor States
Military Alliances and Power
Eastern Europe and the CIS
Education in the CIS and Eurasia
National Identity and Ethnicity
Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Challenges in the CIS
CIS-NATO Concerns
Educational Development and Reform
Infrastructural Reform
Inequality and Rural Poverty
International Diplomacy in the CIS
Technological Development
Historical Aspects of the CIS
Comparison of the CIS and the European Union
Geopolitical Issues
Relations Between CIS and the West
Central Asia
Russia-USA Relationship
Culture and Society after Socialism
Language and Culture in the CIS
Securitization and Political Decision-making
Nationalism and Patriotism in the CIS
The Transcaucasus
Rule of Law in the CIS
The Cold War
China-Japan-Russia Collaboration

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 15, 2017. Authors will be notified by April 30, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Psycholinguistics, Cognition in Language Processing. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Editorial Advisory Board
• Cheryl Cordeiro, University of Gothenberg, Sweden
• Shefali Virkar, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
• Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
• Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University, USA
• Caner Dirikan, Independent Researcher, Turkey
• Clara Volintiru, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romaniai
• Wiboon Kittilaksanawong, Saitama University, Japan
• Rituparna Das, National Law University, India
• Efe Efeoğlu, Adana Science and Technology University, Turkey
• Mika Westerlund, Carleton University, Canada
• Svetlana Pak, Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law, Russia
• Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science & Technology, Namibia, and University of Pune, India
• Marianne Greenfield, Argosy University, USA
• Irina Sysoeva, Independent Researcher, Russia
• Gulsah Koc, Independent Researcher, Turkey

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017
Full Chapter Submission: July 30, 2017
Review Process: July 30 - September 15, 2017
Submission of Final Chapters to Editors: November 30, 2017


Bryan Christiansen at [log in to unmask].


Bryan Christiansen, PhD
1202 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York  10028  USA
Tel: (212) 439-6104

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