P R I N C I P L E S
L I T E R A T I M A G A Z I N E from its inception, has adhered to principles of journalistic integrity and credibility. We regard the trust of our writers, contributors and reading public as paramount and we endeavour reputable conduct in every aspect of our services.
As a literary and journalistic cultural magazine, our principles are based on long-standing and accepted trade traditions and practices:
Proper research, honesty, balanced argument or critique, objectivity.
In maintaining publishing standards and media integrity, everyone associated with Literati Magazine undertake the following:
- Dignity and respect underpins everything we do.
- False or fake reportage in any shape or form will be deleted and the contributor suspended from the site.
- Essays will not be written with intention to incite and will present opposing viewpoints with alacrity and fairness.
- All images need to be clearly sourced and accredited. Original material must be indicated and copyright stated.
- Contributors wishing to maintain their anonymity must discuss this with editorial staff before submitting or publishing a piece.
- Editorial and copy corrections will be overseen by senior publishing staff.
- Quotes and or excerpts are to be openly attributed within the text or as a footnote. Quotations marks denote conversation whether in a fictional or reportage. With respect to interviews, these are cleared with the interviewee before publication to ensure accuracy and minimise ‘misquotes’. This is a courtesy and not a right to dictate alterations. Ellipses demarcate sections omitted within the quotation, which usually occurs in reference to context, not expressly to infer censorship.
- Plagiarism is unacceptable. We welcome notification from readers of any suspicious content.
- News or information supplied by other institutions we support and publish, it is on the assumption they have conducted their own due diligence in cross checking facts.
- Accuracy and verification is essential on factual essays and articles.
ON THE ISSUE OF BIAS AND PERCEIVED CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
All authors and contributors are expected to declare any associations, personal or professional with the submission of any articles, reviews or essays. It remains the discretionary responsibility of the editorial staff to ascertain any ethical or legal infringements.
Should a piece be withdrawn following a complaint, for the duration of a subsequent enquiry as to the circumstances of an undisclosed known association, be deemed not to have crossed any ethical boundaries and in the event of a situation arising from the publication of any article where both the author and publisher extend offers to redress any unintentional perceived impropriety and these gestures in good faith are ignored or remain unanswered, and , or the author in question redresses said issues openly in an edited version of said piece, L I T E R A T I M A G A Z I N E retains the right to republish the piece.
Submissions wherein it is obvious, intentional and overt bias, or conflicts of interest, will be rejected and or withdrawn.
ON ISSUES OF ANONYMITY
L I T E R A T I M A G A Z I N E recognises the necessity for securing the safety of some of its writers and contributors. Retribution, violence and imprisonment are everyday realities for writers, artists, photographers, actors, dancers, directors and journalists. We take these threats seriously.
It is an editorial decision and not one taken arbitrarily by any writer or contributor whose work we publish or feature. We cannot however take responsibility for events and circumstances out of our control which may nonetheless prove potentially compromising. We strive to ensure L I T E R A T I M A G A Z I N E is a safe haven for artists and writers regardless of their circumstances or places of origin.
In cases of anonymous sources we ask contributors to keep their notes as factual and accurate as possible with full disclosure to senior Literati Magazine editorial staff and its publisher. L I T E R A T I M A G A Z I N E does not support rumour-mongering. Diligent sourcing of information is a priority. Errors and Corrections in reporting details are dealt with immediately and acknowledged.
Articles, images and published stories or poems will be ‘unpublished’ at the request of the contributor wishing to leave L I T E R A T I M A G A Z I N E and no longer wishes to use the website.
Any queries can be addressed here .