Submission Guidelines for Know Your Chapter Articles

ACAMS Today provides various platforms where chapters from around the globe can share their mission with the ACAMS community through article publication.

Article Content

The purpose of chapter articles is to provide a forum where chapters can share upcoming events, provide a synopsis of past events, highlight chapter boards or chapter members, provide chapter updates, share relevant financial crimes prevention, techniques, training, news, upcoming charitable events and much more.

Publishing Platforms

  • ACAMS Today (quarterly magazine)—print magazine
  • ACAMS Today Europe—print magazine
  • ACAMS Today Español—print magazine
  • ACAMSToday.org—online magazine
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    – Know Your Chapter

Lengths and Deadlines for ACAMS Today, ACAMS Today Europe and ACAMS Today Español

  • Articles should be between 500 to 1,200 words
  • Articles to be considered for any of the print publications must be submitted by the set article close date of the corresponding publication. Please refer to our Editorial Calendar for more information.

Lengths and Deadlines for ACAMSToday.org

  • Articles should be between 500 to 1,200 words
  • Articles are due the 25 day of each month
  • Articles will be published by the first business day of the upcoming month

Chapter Article Preparation

  • Articles should address a relevant chapter topics
  • Articles should list appropriate bylines, for example:
    – The author’s first and last name (or chapter’s name), title (if on the chapter board, the use of the chapter board title is recommended. No title is needed if the article is signed by chapter), author’s email (or the chapter’s email)
  • If articles are close to 1,200 words, subheadings are recommended
  • Articles should be informative
  • Articles should be written in a business format using both formal and professional language
    – Exceptions could be made depending on the style or message the chapter wishes to share (e.g., if a chapter board would like to send an informal letter to its members)

Submission Format

  • Contributors should email their articles in a Microsoft Word document to editor@acams.org and to chapters@acams.org
  • Pictures submitted need to be at least 300 dpi in resolution
  • Captions should be provided for pictures
  • PPTs, graphs, charts and diagrams should be legible and concise. If the graph, chart or diagram is created in a different program other than Microsoft 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

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