Contract Management Magazine

Contract Management Magazine is the flagship publication of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). This award-winning magazine features articles about best practices, professional insights, lessons learned, and much more.

With more than 500 issues and 3,900 articles (and counting!), Contract Management Magazine is a monthly publication for contract management professionals at all career levels.


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A Sari, Economics, and Actionable Market Intelligence

Actionable market intelligence has the power to align your requirements, improve collaboration with potential suppliers, and put you in the driver’s seat at the negotiation table.

NCMA Certifications: The Application Process

All NCMA certifications begin with an application. Understanding how to apply and what’s required for the desired certification is the best way to achieve a successful application submission and approval.

Preparing for AI in Acquisition

AI will not be sitting in the safe until we figure out what to do with it. It is already here, in use, and agencies and industry have already turned their attention to it. It is time for those of us in the contracting profession to do so as well.

Food Procurement: An Essential Ingredient to Mitigating Climate Change and Enhancing Public Health

Addressing climate change is increasingly urgent and demands our serious and sustained attention.

Article Requests

NCMA maintains digital records of all Contract Management Magazine articles through 2009. To request an article, please email [email protected].

Write for Us!

If you want to add “published author” to your resume, consider writing for Contract Management Magazine. We welcome -and encourage- your proposals for original articles about contract management best practices, case studies, challenges, and insights. As contract management professionals, you have experiences and knowledge that are valuable to our readers. We accept articles on a rolling basis. Please send all proposals through the all-new, easy-to-use Article Proposal Submission Form below. 

Article Proposal Submission Form

Further information can be found in the submission form. Once you submit your proposal, it can take up to 30 days for us to assess. We thank you in advance for your patience!

How to Write for Contract Management Magazine

Editor in Chief Anne Laurent explains how Contract Management is created, how to propose an article, and why stories are the most favored form of articles. Special Guest Dan Manning, Founder and Chief Story Architect at Build The Story, discusses how to construct a story, using his own October 2022 article in Contract Management as an example.

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What Should I Write About?

Typical article topics address practice of the competencies found in NCMA’s Contract Management Standard (CMS)™ and Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK)®. Other topics of interest include commercial contracting, barriers to entry, sustainability contracting, innovation, agile contracting, IT/digital services, legal and regulatory compliance, international acquisitions, operational contracting, small business contracting, subcontracting, state and local government contracting, ethics, and professional development. 

Articles may not promote a specific company or its services and products.

How Long Should the Article Be?

Our feature-length articles range from 1,500 to 2,500 words. Columns are 500 to 1,000 words.

Questions?

For all other questions, please reach out to [email protected].

 

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