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Publisher blacklists authors after preprint cites made-up studies

Last month, a millipede expert in Denmark received an email notifying him that one of his publications had been mentioned in a new manuscript on Preprints.org. But when the researcher, Henrik Enghoff, downloaded the paper, he learned that it cited his work for something off-topic. Stranger still, the authors of the now-withdrawn preprint, a group of researchers in China […]

In blow to Sunak, UK court rules Rwanda deportation plan unlawful

A British court has ruled that the government’s controversial plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful as the African nation cannot be considered a safe third country. In a major setback for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has pledged to deter people from arriving across the Channel in small boats, three Court of Appeal judges on Thursday […]

Authors to benefit from updated library book loan payment scheme

The Government is today launching a consultation on proposed changes to the Public Lending Right Scheme to ensure authors are paid their fair share when their work is enjoyed by library users. New consultation aims to improve the collection of data used to make calculations fairer for payments to authors Authors of the most loaned […]

UK lithium mining announced in Cornwall

It is estimated there are enough resources that the life of a mine could exceed 30 years and produce 20,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent per year. This would meet roughly two-thirds of Britain’s estimated battery demand by 2030. The UK government has previously acknowledged the urgent need for electric vehicle battery manufacturing in the […]