Submission Process for ACAMS Connection E-Newsletter


Contributors may submit an outline, abstract or completed article of a relevant compliance, sanctions, human trafficking, fraud, anti-bribery/corruption, counter-terrorism financing or financial crime topic to be considered for publication (completed articles are preferred) to

Lengths for ACAMS Connection E-newsletter

  • Articles should be between 500 to 1,000 words
  • Please see table at the bottom for submission deadlines
  • Reoccurring sections for ACAMS Connection:
    • How-to
    • Compliance
    • Interviews
    • Training
    • Lessons-learned
    • Financial Crimes


Submitted articles should not promote the author’s company or product. Articles should not be used as advertising sales pieces.

Article Preparation

  • Articles should address a relevant topic in the AML/CTF or financial crime field
  • Articles may be co-authored
  • Articles should be informative
  • Articles should be written in a business format (e.g., try to refrain from writing in the first person, any opinions expressed should be substantiated with relevant facts)

Submission Format

  • Contributors should email their articles in a word document to the
  • Pictures submitted need to be at least 300 dpi in resolution
  • Graphs, charts and diagrams should be legible and concise. If the graph, chart or diagram is created in a different program other than word, files should be sent in their original format
  • If a graph, chart or diagram is copied from another source, the source needs to be cited


The act of using or citing someone else’s work without permission or credit/attribution is plagiarism. Whether the information was obtained from a newspaper article, book, government document or an Internet site, the following details must be provided: the author’s name, publication name, date of publication, and if applicable, the name of the government agency/department. This is an added benefit, providing such details allows readers to go directly to the source if they need more information

Review Process

  • The review process will take two to three days upon receipt of article
  • Once the review process is complete, contributors will be notified immediately if their article has been selected for publication and for which e-newsletter date by email
  • Editors will work with contributors to prepare the article for publication in the e-newsletter
  • Articles will be edited and returned to the author for their final review and approval prior to publication in the e-newsletter

Author Compensation

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists does not pay contributors. Authors will receive a copy of the ACAMS Connection e-newsletter. If you do not receive the e-newsletter with your published article, please send an email to

Copyright and Reprints

  • The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists assumes copyright of each ACAMS Connection e-newsletter.
  • Permission of the publisher is required before an article can be copied or reproduced. All inquiries for reprinting must be sent to

ACAMS Connection 2017 Publication and Deadlines:

Connection E-newsletter Publication Articles and Ads are Due
JAN-4 DEC-30
JAN-18 JAN-13
FEB-1 JAN-27
FEB-15 FEB-10
MAR-1 FEB-24
MAR-15 MAR-10
MAR-29 MAR-24
APR-12 APR-7
APR-26 APR-21
MAY-10 MAY-5
MAY-24 MAY-19
JUN-21 JUN-16
JUL-5 JUN-30
JUL-19 JUL-14
AUG-2 JUL-28
AUG-16 AUG-11
AUG-30 AUG-25
SEP-13 SEP-8
SEP-27 SEP-22
OCT-11 OCT-6
OCT-25 OCT-20
NOV-22 NOV-17
*DEC-6 DEC-1

*Connection will not be published for two weeks due to holidays.