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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.
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
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Other lists focussed on particular topics, including unpublished material such as slides from talks,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A longer publication list, which also includes various reviews and some unpublished items, comes from my own bibliography database of papers (stored in BibTeX managed by JabRef).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
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.
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.
- Scopus produced by Elsevier is the first of three commercial bibliometric databases. I am told Scopus has a better coverage of subjects but a poorer coverage of publications than Thomson Reuters.
The Scopus publications for Tim Evans (author ID
34769932200) is linked to my ORCID account.
Currently Scopus has fewer papers listed for me than Thomson Reuters,
but I can also see significant variation in the number of citations per paper between Scopus and Thomson Reuters.
A quick look suggests Scopus finds more citations for recent papers than found in Web of Science but this is reversed for older papers.
For instance my two most highly cited papers, one recent, one old, are ranked in different orders on the two sites.
Thomson Reuters provides another commercial bibliometric database (which includes Web of Science and Web of Knowledge brands) is available via their ResearcherID.com. Again the author does all the work to input their papers creating more wealth for the corporation but they do give back some basic statistics based on their data.
In my case search the Web of Science data base for ResearcherID C-5479-2010 to find a list which is usually kept updated based on my input.
- There is also the list of papers on Scientific Commons.
I found this list by finding one of my papers and clicking on the author, I didn't find an easier way to do it.
Scientific Commons seems to derive its information from
CiteSeerX and arXiv
(though the former must derive its information on me from arXiv?) so this does not include my archaeology papers.
ORCID assigns a unique identifier (the ORCID iD) to an author not linked to a single journal or institute. It is used by figshare and others so seems to becoming the standard author id. It is also yet another place for publications, patents, grants etc. My ORCID identifier is
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3501-6486 (they prefer you to give the full URL not just the number).
Most interesting thing was it used Crossref to provide articles and only found two of mine, several belonging to others and some suggested involved an Evans without the initial T but with a coauthor with initial T! However there is a facility to link up with Elsevier's Scopus and that worked remarkably well. First it revealed around twenty Tim Evans' on their data base including some in the UK. The list for me was pretty comprehensive including non-Elsevier papers and with various other info on me (I must have filled this in for them at some point).
- An interesting site is Altmetric which is also about the metrics of publications. Here there is heavy use of twitter, blogs, facebook as well as web sites from traditional media outlets such as the BBC. Tends to throw up some interesting papers not found by other means.
- Publons is the first way I have seen that can give you recognition for all that anonymous peer review work you do. It seems to be automatic in that you just forward the Thank you for your referee report on ... email you get from the editor of a journal when you send in your report. It also has options to include a profile with picture, links to your account, linkedin, Mendeley, google and so forth. Just tried this out so you can find me as Tim S. Evans on publons. I've tried forwarding my first such Thank you ... email to see how the system works and in a few hours the credit was on the web site. Pretty smooth and quick so I think I will give this a go.
- Frontiers claims to be a "community-rooted, open-access academic publisher". It appears to be based out of EPFL in Lausanne. However it also seems to have yet another a social networking and individual paper repository system called Loop. For instance follow Tim Evans on Loop. Has the usual problems in finding papers for me, failing to use my middle initial to distinguish me from all the other Tim ? Evans papers out there, even when the middle initial is given on the paper. Also had no way to upload a publication list or link to another list e.g. via ORCID number.
- MathScinet covers the mathematical sciences literature but they have picked up some of my papers. They seem to have done a pretty good name disambiguation as
my MR Author ID is 317834 but have collected a slightly odd subset of my publications.
- Maths Genealogy web site has the
maths genealogy of Tim Evans with a link to
my my MathScinet page.
- PhDTree is a crowd sourced Wiki project which aims to map the academic relationshsips across all disciplines. It isn't limited to PhD supervisors and students and it seems to allow you to store information about where you've worked, publications (individually only so far), and so forth. Clearly could rival other social media academic web sites. Unclear to me who owns the data and who can reuse it. Relatively so limited data but it could grow. I'm Timothy S Evans.
UniPHY is from the American Institute of Physics so works only in terms of articles in their journals. It has CV and publications as well as groups. Similar then to Mendeley but it pulls the data from an accredited source and uses coauthorship links to form networks but is only using AIP journals (Phys. Rev. etc).
This is the Tim S Evans UniPHY profile.
- The dblp computer science bibliography is an on-line reference for computer science bibliographic information. It seems to draw it's information from several sources though it only seems to pick up papers from 2008 onwards for me. ON the other hand it has found some of my bibliometric and arcaheological publications. main problem it is not good dealing with my name variations so you may find me as
Tim Evans and
Tim S. Evans
but I am not the author listed as Timothy Evans, all showing how name disambiguation is a hard job.
- SSRN (Social Science Research Network) seems to be an archive for social sciences but with more sophisticated version management and some basic social networking. I am author 1560372.
publicationslist.org is yet another place where you can put a list of papers up. So my list (uploaded from my master bibtex file) is at publicationslist.org/t.s.evans.
At least this one has a tight focus on just your publications and does have the social networking (distractions?) of
ResearchGate. Well not yet ... Apparently an old JISC funded project which has failed to take off - no API.
||ImpactStory (was total-Impact) also looks at altmetrics using information from: Scopus, Mendeley, Wikipedia, Citulike, Twitter, Deliocious, Facebook, blogs. Some seems to be derived from Altmetric.com. Links to open source versions included, grey literature included such as figshare.||
Amusing and appears to be getting more useful. It derives metrics for non-standard outputs (grey publications) as well as standard publications and derives information from various sources. I tried it a while ago with a list of DOI numbers for all of my papers where I have the number (which isn't many). Originally total-impact listed where these appear inMendeley but the odd note in Wikipedia was picked up. Not clear to me if it only picks up direct references to the doi number or if a reference to the paper in any form (e.g. without the doi number) would be picked up. Perhaps I should read their help. It might be more interesting for other types of output like software and slides (via slideshare) where information is harder to track than for publications. Unable to sort items at all.
I have tried its more recent version (September 2012) with the google scholar export for my publications. This worked smoothly and the output was clean and easy to use. Some of its results were as expected but perhaps the most interesting was where it was surprising, both in terms of papers I did not expect to see highly mentioned and those which did not appear as I expected. Citulike information and Scopus citation information is also given.
The site readermeter.org does look beyond data I have entered. However it is based on the Mendeley data entered by academics so it is not systematic. You could also try me as Tim S Evans.
- I have created an academia.edu page and I tend to use this to post my archaeology papers. Again seems to be moving from professional social networking towards including bibliometric aspects.
My page on ResearchGate illustrates yet another social; networking site for researchers.
Mendeley is Elsevier's mix of social networking with academic publications management.
However you add all data by hand which is creating the real value of this product for Elsevier. My publication list is incomplete in some respects and contains grey publications (preprints never published, reviews of books, etc) too . Cannot sort the lists of papers (e.g.\ by date) as far as I can see. I found the import and Windows desktop is better now than it was and it can scan, imperfectly of course, pdf files. However this aspect locked up on my networked machine at work. The BiBTeX import was also imperfect but that probably says something about the problems of the imprecise nature of the BiBTeX standard. Access to their data has led to various interesting apps such as some of the entries below.
- I have yet to work out what to do with paperpile which works as a Chrome app. Its seems to be a place to keep your papers just like you can do on several other places.
- Microsoft Academic Search allows you to keep a profile and upload information on papers.
I pointed it to my home page and picture (well not sure which of my three identities I did this for) so that gives Microsoft Academic Search for T.S.Evans. I haven't found how to view the profile yet except by embedding it in your page (was below but removed as it confused the html lists when viewed in Firefox). It actually generates its own data. Currently the list of paper for me (at least three distinct T.S.Evanses are noted) is quite good probably as I gave it some help. The citations are still rather low. It accepts BibTeX files and allows pdf uploads. Name disambiguation is user generated in part - my three distinct identities were in part related to different research topics but that wasn't exact. I have tried to merge the identities so we will see what happens. I found it confusing to edit the profiles. Does have rather nice network displays including a graphical representation of one's Erdos number.
- On INSPIRE a list of papers is under
Timothy.S.Evans.1 but the focus of this database is just High Energy Physics.
Tim Evans' Linkedin page.
- netplexity twitter account which I use for networks and complexity.