A new report titled Leading the World: The Economic Impact of UK Arts and Humanities Research (PDF link), from the Arts & Humanities Research Council…

“it appears that the UK arts and humanities community is producing nearly as many articles as their US colleagues (over three years, the UK produced 33% and the USA 37%), even though the USA has five times our population.”

Impressive productivity, which also seems to be reflected in citations. Let’s hope it convinces — it’s the sort of report that appears before an axe-weilding government Comprehensive Spending Review stomps onto the scene.