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 182 countries and over a thousand sources worldwide with more being added all the time.

We parse each document, finding references, people 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 tag, organize and save your searches within the app itself.

Overton for Publishers

Publisher 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 journal 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
£2k - £8k
per year, tiered by research intensity

    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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REF 2021
For UK universities only, until March 31st 2021

    Fixed term access to Overton for your team until March 31st, 2021

    Excel data snapshot of policy citations and people mentions linked to your university

    No fuss ordering, non-recurring license fee

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