UK industry must invest in research and create more scientific jobs to uphold the nation's economic position, says an analysis. Global Research Report: United Kingdom, released on 19 October by Thomson Reuters, found that Britain is a world leader in key research indicators including highly cited papers. Almost 20% of articles with more than 1,000 citations come from the United Kingdom (that is, have at least one author in Britain), more than from any nation except the United States. Yet private investment in research has fallen since 1991. “Industry has failed to establish opportunities for talented researchers,” says report author Jonathan Adams, Thomson Reuters' director of research evaluation, based in Leeds, UK. “We're going to find ourselves heading for second-rate economic status.”