USADOJO.COM is a virtual encyclopedia of martial arts. Although we are called USADOJO.COM our scope is international. We welcome articles, reviews of products and services, biographies of notable martial artists and information on systems and/or styles. We welcome submissions from authors from anywhere in the world and from any system or style as long as the information is true, well written and in English.
USADOJO.COM is an internet publication and we do not have submission date restrictions. You can submit articles at any time. New articles will be released as quickly as possible.
Columns require at least 4 submissions a year, 1 column every 3 months. We also accept bi-monthly and monthly columns. If you would like a regular column please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a synopsis.
The preferred submission method for articles, photos, and artwork is by email using the address email@example.com.
Please submit articles in one of the following formats:
- Microsoft Word (.doc)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- Plain Text (.txt)
A completed article with photos in place can be submited as a PDF file if it is web ready and needs no editing.
Please send photos, images and artwork separately as attachments to your email, even if they are also embedded in your article. Please be sure to mark the placement of photos in your article if they are not embedded for placement.
We do not accept submissions in Microsoft Works format or any other obscure word processing formats. Save your documents as Rich Text Format (.rtf), and attach any photos and artwork to the email. Do not embed artwork in the document itself.
PHOTOS, IMAGES AND ARTWORK FORMATS
Photos may be submitted in the following formats:
- JPEG (.jpeg or .jpg)
- GIF (.gif ) if black and white or grayscale
Photos for inclusion with articles should be scanned in color whenever possible at a minimum resolution of 150 DPI (dots per inch). The maximum dimensions for photos are Portrait - 500 pixels high and Landscape - 500 pixels wide. We reserve the right to resample artwork to meet our requirements! Please submit a caption for every photo you use in your article.
Logos and artwork may be submitted in the following formats:
- GIF (.gif)
- JPEG (.jpeg / .jpg)
- PNG (.png).
Please submit the following information with your articles whenever possible:
- Author's biography and author's photo
- Appropriate Logo(s)
- Links to web sites related to your submission
- Keywords to promote your site in the search engines
USADOJO.COM reserves the right to reject any submitted articles, photos or artwork that don't meet our submission guidelines or fit in with our content.