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.



The Fall 2020 Edition of the Journal of Contract Management includes five timely articles that push and expand upon the Contract Management Body of Knowledge. Download your free copy today.

As a member benefit, NCMA members will automatically receive a hard copy of the Fall 2020 JCM mailed with your November issue of Contract Management Magazine. To ensure delivery, make sure your shipping address is up to date by September 24th by clicking here.


Submissions to the JCM are made through Scholastica, an online manuscript peer review system, at


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