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Overton policy citations now featured in PlumX

We’re delighted that, from today, users of Elsevier’s PlumX platform will be able to see Overton policy citations related to their scholarly articles.

At Overton we are passionate about helping organizations understand how their research influences policy worldwide and this new functionality within PlumX makes it even easier for institutions and their researchers to see that for individual articles, in the tools they already work with day to day.

PlumX uses our data snapshots product, linking all the policy documents in our database to scholarly books, articles and other outputs with a DOI.

Users will be able to click through to individual policy document pages on the Overton app, and if they’re one of our customers will be able to jump out to our other features like researcher mentions and policy to policy citations from there.

Elsevier had previously looked closely at the Overton data as part of consulting engagements, and their feedback and analysis has been really helpful.

Find out how Overton is being used by research administrators and impact managers visit our website, or for more information about Overton drop us a line at support@overton.io

What is Overton

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

The Overton platform contains is the world’s largest searchable policy database, with almost 5 million documents from 29k organisations.

We track everything from white papers to think tank policy briefs to national clinical guidelines, and automatically find the references to scholarly research, academics and other outputs.