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For the past few months, I have been working with the Overton team to understand the makeup of materials indexed in the Overton database and the nature in which they cite academic literature. I’m pleased to announce that the results of this analysis...
Think tanks play an influential role in the policymaking process in the UK and their research and recommendations are often picked up by government policymakers. Using Overton’s database of policy documents, we wanted to see which think tanks...
The short answer: yes - everywhere from clinical guidelines to food and drug safety reports to Interpol bulletins.
Predatory publishers are a growing phenomenon in academia and there is concern that their publications are being used in policymaking....
Where in the UK is academic engagement with policy coming from?
It's been great to see medical scientists embrace medRxiv as the repository of choice for new work on COVID-19. Pre-prints have never really taken off in medicine before but the pandemic has brought with it new ways of publishing and communicating...
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