Contributors’ Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting an article to be considered for publication in ACAMS Today.

The award-winning ACAMS Today is a quarterly publication for career-minded professionals in the anti-money laundering field, counter-terrorist financing and in the prevention of financial crimes. Exclusively for members, ACAMS Today offers valuable financial crime-related content.

Articles submitted to ACAMS Today are a combination of member and non-member contributions. ACAMS Today is dedicated to keeping members up-to-date on benefits, education programs, special events, and the latest legislative, regulatory as well as international developments.

Our members include representatives from a wide range of financial institutions, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and other industry sectors, such as accountants, lawyers, banks, casinos, consultants, credit union, financial services, insurance companies, money services businesses, securities/investment firms and software/technology vendors.

Before submitting your article, first review the ACAMS Today  Editorial Calendar and second, the Style Guides. By reviewing the editorial calendar and following the guidelines, ACAMS Today can ensure consistency that will result in a timely and informational publication for our readers. Thank you and we look forward to your submission!

Submission Process


  • Contributors must submit a 350-500 synopsis, an abstract, or a complete article. Relevant topics for an article include, but are not limited to anti-bribery/corruption, anti-financial crime, artificial intelligence, compliance, know your customer, due diligence, counter-terrorism financing, cyber crime, fraud, anti-human trafficking, transnational organized crime or sanctions to be considered for publication (completed articles are preferred) to

Lengths and Deadlines—Global Issue

  • Articles should be between 900 to 2,000 words (articles that are longer in length may be considered for publication if the topic is timely and relevant or may also be published as a series as deemed appropriate by the editor)
  • Please review our Editorial Calendar for our global issues submission deadlines:
    • March-May
    • June-August
    • September-November
    • December-February

Lengths and Deadlines—

Contributing Editors

  • If you are interested in becoming a contributing editor, please contact Karla at or Monica at
  • Deadlines for contributing editors will vary depending on the frequency agreement between contributors and ACAMS


  • 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 arranged with appropriate subheadings
  • 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)
  • Articles written in first person are reserved for personal stories and by approval from the editor

Submission Format

  • Contributors should email their articles in a word document to the
  • Contributors should also attach a curriculum vitae with their submissions
  • Contributor’s headshots submitted need to be at least 300 dpi in resolution and in EPS or JPEG format. Publishing contributors’ headshots is reserved at the editor’s discretion
  • 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

GenAI and ChatGPT

  • Contributors are responsible for citing information referenced in articles
  • Articles found to be written by GenAI and similar technology will not be considered for publication


  • 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 three to four weeks upon receipt of topic or article
  • Once the review process is complete, contributors will be notified if their topic or article has been selected for publication by email
  • Editors will work with contributors to prepare the article for publication
  • Articles will be edited and returned to the author for their final review and approval prior to publication

Author Compensation

ACAMS does not pay contributors. Authors may receive up to five complimentary issues of the ACAMS Today, but must send requests for copies to

Copyright and Reprints

  • ACAMS assumes copyright of each issue of ACAMS Today.
  • Permission of the publisher is required before an article can be copied, reproduced or published on a different website. All inquiries for reprinting must be sent to
  • Purchasing reprints of individual articles can be requested by completing the reprint request form found on org or by emailing your request to Advertising Submission Guidelines