As a professional association, NCMA believes the knowledge of our members is a powerful resource. Our members deserve the most useful, informative, and effective benefits. The Journal of Contract Management is one of them.

Journal of Contract Management

NCMA's Journal of Contract Management (JCM) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly publication dedicated to sharing research and improving the contract management field, serving both the buying and selling communities in the public and private sectors.

The JCM covers a wide range of contracting topics aligned with NCMA’s Contract Management Standard™ Publication and Contract Management Body of Knowledge. Its goal is to comprehensively cover the contract management discipline by publishing conceptual, empirical, and practical application manuscripts that demonstrate substantial conceptual development, appropriate methodology, proven best practices, and value-added topic areas.

We encourage you and your colleagues in contract management to contribute to your profession. Your knowledge and expertise will help develop a professional publication by linking scholarly research with practice.

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