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Submissions Guidelines


This project is done on my own time. Until May 2000 it was hosted by the University of Pennsylvania where I was a student and then a lecturer and then a software developer. I work a full-time job in addition to teaching and consulting, so I cannot do as many additions to the site as I might like. It has been a labor of love since 1995, but it has reached a point where I cannot maintain it alone.

Over the past few years, I've slowly begun to accept content submissions from others. The Humes Stroll Garden article was written by another landscape architecture student. The majority of images on the site are now no longer my own but those of many other contributors. Like you, these contributors are visitors to the site that made the generous gesture of offering their slide collections, digital snapshots and other contributions. You see the results on every page of the site.

Contributions to the site may include any of the following:
  • Corrections to incorrect information such as garden locations, hours, prices, etc.
  • Filling in the many blanks on garden and plant information.
  • Details on a book or article, whether it is currently listed in the bibliography or not.
  • Articles about individual gardens and plants.
  • Images of public Japanese gardens.
  • Images of plants that are commonly used in Japanese gardens.


Guidelines and Notes for content submissions:
  • E-mail corrections and missing information to info@jgarden.org
  • E-mail articles about gardens and plants to info@jgarden.org
  • Images should be in a digital format. They should be 72 dpi resolution and at least 250 x 380 pixels. Only photos of public or quasi-public japanese gardens or plants that commonly appear in such gardens will be considered. If you wish to contribute photos of your private gardens, please please contact me at info@jgarden.org and we can discuss it. I'd like to be able to accomodate such requests, but it will be on a case-by-case basis for now.
  • The only exception to the above image requirements would be the contribution of a large slide collection. If funds permit, JGarden.org will consider partially defraying the cost of scanning the slide collections to Kodak PhotoCD's. A copy of the CD will be sent to the owner of the slides when the slides are returned. It may be necessary to own a license to image manipulation software such as Photoshop or Photoshop LE in order to use the images the Kodak PhotoCD's.
  • Ownership of images and written material will be noted whenever the material is displayed. If portions of your writing are used as part of a larger article, your authorship will be cited appropriately.
  • We may reject the submission at our discretion.
  • Once you make a contribution to the site JGarden.org will retain the right to use and edit the material in an appropriate manner.
  • You will always retain the right to withdraw your photographic and written materials from the site at your request.
  • JGarden.org will, under no circumstances, redistribute your material for commercial use or for any other purpose. Please be aware, however, that the nature of the World Wide Web makes it impossible for us to control other visitors use of your material. We will endeavor to limit that use when it is discovered, but this will be limited by our capability to discover copyright abusers. Please see our copyright statement for more information.
  • If it is not possible to e-mail submissions, alternatively, you may send them to:
          Content Submissions
          JGarden Network
          1911 Brandywine St
          Philadelphia, PA 19130