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Tim Evans' Publications and Social Networks

Lists of one's own publications have become one end of a spectrum of sites dealing with management of research papers in general and now professional networking. Afterall, a list of ones publications on a CV is perhaps one of the most basic form of trying to form new contacts via new grants or positions. There is a separate list of talks given by Tim Evans with links to copies of the slides.

Name Disambiguation

My family name is very common in the UK as it comes from the Welsh for John. Its the 7th most frequent surname in England and Wales (0.4% of the population). In the USA it is ranked as the 48th most common surname with around 352,500 Evans' in the US census (about 0.14%). I presume it is a similar situation in other English speaking countries. The problem of disambiguation of myself from others with similar names is further compounded by my first name, Timothy, also being quite common (27th most common first name in the US census, so around 7.8 million Tims (6% of the population). That suggests there are over twenty thousand Timothy Evans in the US alone.

As a result, I always try to give my name in the form "T.S.Evans" though others sometimes use other forms such as T.Evans and Tim Evans. There are also instances where citations to my papers have been wrongly assigned to other researchers with the same surname. Other lists focussed on particular topics, including unpublished material such as slides from talks, or in fields not covered by the arXiv, can be found on my informal web pages. Searching for "Imperial" and "Alberta" in the address or institute field can help as one or other of these are in the address of all may papers.

Incidently I appear to be Τιμ Εβανς in modern Greek if you look at this Greek newspaper article.


Hand built list using JabRef

A longer publication list, which also includes various reviews and some unpublished items, comes from my own bibliography database of papers (stored in BibTeX managed by JabRef). This is done by hand so it is not always up to date.

Official Imperial Feed From Symplectic Elements

A list of published papers is on my official web pages. This is compiled largely automatically (minimal input from me) using the Symplectic Elements, a publications management system produced by Symplectic. It may not pick up all the archaeological papers automatically as the sources used are often weak on things like book chapters. These I have to add by hand and so may not be up to date.

Undergraduate Student Co-Authors

I have coauthored with several undergraduate students based on results from their final year projects or summer projects with me, see my list of publications with undergraduate coauthors.


I have started to use figshare as a way of making non-journal articles, talks, unpublished work or data available, i.e. "grey" publications. The big advantage is that it provides a DOI and therefore a universal and stable way to access it and hence to cite it. It does not make it very obvious but one can link to all items by Tim Evans on figshare using a single link. It also uses the ORCID iD.

Feed From Google Scholar

My home page on Google Scholar has most of the articles google scholar finds for me (plus some other odd bits and pieces though I have tidied this a little). A longer list, not all by me, can be found by searching for imperial OR alberta author:"TS Evans" (including the quotes) on the advanced search of Google Scholar. There are also a few articles listing me as "Tim Evans" on Google Scholar.

Google Scholar is distinct in several ways from the other two commercial bibliometric databases from Thomson Reuter and Elsevier. Google Scholar is free for individual use but then offers no API for automated access - try Publish or Perish for systematic studies using Google Scholar. Google Scholar takes information from many sources on the web which are not articles in traditional peer reviewed journals such are arXiv while also seeming to also have comprehensive coverage of the sources included by Thomson Reuter and Elsevier. This means Google Scholar is usually the best place to find material and the metrics produced by Google Scholar show where those derived from Thomson Reuter and Elsevier data are going to be in the future.

Feed From arXiv

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Whenever I can I post my papers first on arXiv, so that at least the first draft is available before I submit to a journal. Some journals and most publishers of collections of articles in one-off books forbid this so not every research article by me is on arXiv. Most, but not all, of my arXiv papers are available either from this link to Tim Evans's arXiv articles or as a feed below.

A longer list, mostly by me, will be found by searching arXiv for T S Evans.

Other Feeds

These illustrate some more bibliometric or academic networking tools that I've found. As noted above, my name is a good test for name disambiguation.