Is your work influencing policy?

We help universities, think tanks and publishers understand the reach and influence of their research

Track your policy impact

Overton is the world’s largest searchable index of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers. 

It collects data from hundreds of sources worldwide with more being added all the time.

We parse each document, finding references and key concepts, and then link them to the relevant news stories, academic research and other policy.

Our products allow you to search these documents and see where your ideas or academic papers are being cited or mentioned.

We can help you to discover where your work may be influencing or changing practice in the real world.






Overton is a web based application that allows you to search and browse our database of policy - and the research it is linked to.
Use powerful filters to see policy from specific countries or from government sources only, or filter by any publisher, journal or institution to see only those policy documents that cite their work.
Export the data to Excel, use a flexible API to integrate with other systems or use our ready made summary reports to get a high level overview of the data.

Journal Alerts

Journal Alert subscriptions give access to Overton but are limited to showing data for a single journal. They are a low cost option designed for scholarly societies and journal editors. You'll be able to see all of the policy documents that cite the journal's papers, set up email alerts and export to Excel, but some of the more advanced reporting functionality like the summary reports aren't included.


Journal Alerts
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Per year

    See data for a single journal

    Browse historical data

    Email alerts for you and your team

    Export to Excel

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Full access to the database

    See data for all journals, policy sources and institutions

    Browse historical data

    Summary reports

    Search arbitrary sets of DOIs

    Email alerts, API access and Excel exports

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Enhance your own apps

    Use policy documents, scholarly citations in the policy literature and other data in your own tools, products and dashboards.

    Interested in data for academic research purposes? Let us know - we're happy to give you access. 

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