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Membership Fees

The NASSM membership fees for 2021 are listed below. Memberships are for the calendar year, running from January to December. Online versions of the Journal of Sport Management (JSM) and the Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) are now provided to all members except for the no journals option for emeritus members. Members wishing to purchase print copies of JSM will be assessed an additional fee of $20 USD per year. Print copies of SMEJ will be $16 USD per year. A bundle price of $30 USD will be charged if you choose print version of both journals. 

Note that as of March 2021, we will no longer be accepting mail-in payments for memberships. All payments must be via credit card. Since the fee in non-US currencies are converted by your credit card company based on the current exchange rate, we no longer list Canadian rates.

 Online Journals

JSM in Print,
SMEJ Online
JSM Online,
SMEJ in Print
JSM in Print,
SMEJ in Print
$150 USD$170 USD$166 USD $180 USD
$80 USD  $100 USD $96 USD $110 USD
Emeritus Member
$80 USD$100 USD $96 USD $110 USD
Emeritus Member
(no journals)
$45 USDn/a n/a n/a

Please note the following conditions for renewing your membership:

  • All credit card payments are processed in US funds.
  • A $5 USD service fee has been added to all credit card payments to offset the bank charges associated with processing credit card transactions.
  • The Emeritus membership options are reserved for people who are retired (normally retired university professors), but have previously held membership in NASSM.

New members can join NASSM using the NASSM Membership Application/Renewal Form (note that we are not accepting any new memberships right now, as we transition to a new website). Payment can be made by credit card (Visa or Master Card), or a cheque can be mailed in along with the final confirmation page upon completing the online form.

Because NASSM memberships are based on calendar years (January to December), if you submit a membership application prior to October 1, your membership will be applied in the current year (and you will receive back-issues of JSM and SMEJ, if applicable). If you submit a membership application between October 1 and November 1, you will be given the choice of whether you would like your membership to be for the current year or the following year. If you submit a membership application after November 1, your membership will be applied to the following year. Unless you become a Life Member, your membership will need to be renewed each year. Renewals for the coming year can begin after November 1.

Life Member

NASSM is pleased to announce a new membership category "Life Member". The cost of a life membership varies and depends on the number of years the applicant has been in the profession, current professional and emeriti membership rates, and current inflation and interest rates. Every Life Member will receive all the current benefits of a professional member such as:

  1. Bimonthly online or print issues of the Journal of Sport Management (January, March, May, July, September, and November).
  2. Biyearly online or print issue of the Sport Management Education Journal (April and October).
  3. A member discount on NASSM Conference fees.
  4. Job summaries provided by TeamWork Online.
  5. Access to the member services section of the NASSM web site.

For more information or to request your cost to become a NASSM Life Member, contact the NASSM Business Office at