National Communication Association


About National Communication Association

National Communication Association (NCA) is a distinguished non-profit scholarly society that fosters a network of scholars, teachers, and practitioners in pursuing research and teaching excellence. 

NCA is a fee-based membership organization headquartered in Washington, DC that offers a multitude of benefits to its members. These include access to exclusive journals, newsletters, voting rights, and discounts. Specifically, members have unlimited access to NCA’s 11 journals and four additional Taylor & Francis Communication journals. NCA members can participate in Interest Groups and are eligible to receive the prestigious NCA Awards. Furthermore, members can take on leadership roles within the organization and contribute to NCA’s mission and impact. 

NCA membership is open to individuals who have an interest in the field of communication. Prospective members can join online. NCA offers varying individual memberships and department memberships. For those seeking lifelong commitment, NCA offers a lifetime membership option with a one-time payment of $4,500. 

Individual membership fees vary based on your self-reported income, ranging from $60 to $305 per year.


National Communication Association Facts

Year Founded


Member Count


HQ Location

Washington, DC

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$60 - $305