Top Cited Articles of All Time (1997 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (1997 edition) cited by papers in the hep-th archive

Keep in mind that citation counts can never be exact, there is something like a 5% error in most of these numbers. Please do not fret about number 32 versus 33, as this is often not a statistically significant difference. More information about citations in INSPIRE can be found here.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of 2018-12-30. Further, the counts shown by the ranking are only the cites satisfying the criteria for that list. Actual citation numbers in the database may change as corrections are made and papers are added, the links will take you to the updated numbers.

Annual and All-time 1997 editions

1997 reports for eprints

  1. 689 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  2. 651 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  3. 546 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  4. 488 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  5. 483 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  6. 478 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  7. 436 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  8. 403 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  9. 388 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  10. 384 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  11. 371 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Nonabelian Bosonization in Two-Dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1983. 30 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 92 (1984) 455-472
    PRINT-83-0934 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01215276

  12. 366 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  13. 363 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  14. 352 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  15. 343 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  16. 340 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  17. 339 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  18. 320 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  19. 317 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  20. 307 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B103 (1981) 207-210, Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  21. 307 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  22. 299 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  23. 296 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  24. 277 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Evidence for F theory
    Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.). Feb 1996. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B469 (1996) 403-418
    HUTP-96-A004
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00172-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9602022 | PDF

  25. 277 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  26. 269 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  27. 269 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  28. 266 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Topologically Massive Gauge Theories
    Stanley Deser (Brandeis U.), R. Jackiw, S. Templeton (MIT, LNS). Dec 1981. 70 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 140 (1982) 372-411, Annals Phys. 281 (2000) 409-449, Erratum: Annals Phys. 185 (1988) 406
    MIT-CTP-964
    DOI: 10.1006/aphy.2000.6013, 10.1016/0003-4916(82)90164-6

  29. 261 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  30. 256 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  31. 255 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  32. 255 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  33. 253 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  34. 252 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  35. 252 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  36. 251 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  37. 244 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  38. 244 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  39. 242 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Quantization of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
    L.D. Faddeev, N.Yu. Reshetikhin, L.A. Takhtajan (Steklov Math. Inst., St. Petersburg). 1987. 16 pp.
    Published in Leningrad Math.J. 1 (1990) 193-225, Alg.Anal. 1 (1989) no.1, 178-206
    LOMI-E-14-87

  40. 242 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  41. 228 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  42. 228 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  43. 227 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  44. 222 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  45. 221 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  46. 219 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  47. 218 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  48. 218 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  49. 217 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Topological Sigma Models
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Feb 1988. 67 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 118 (1988) 411
    IASSNS-HEP-88/7
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01466725

  50. 216 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  51. 215 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  52. 214 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  53. 209 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  54. 207 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  55. 207 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  56. 204 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  57. 202 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Planar Diagrams
    E. Brezin, C. Itzykson, G. Parisi, J.B. Zuber (Saclay). Nov 1977. 20 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 59 (1978) 35
    SACLAY-DPH-T-77-126
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01614153

  58. 200 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  59. 199 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  60. 198 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Strings on Orbifolds
    Lance J. Dixon, Jeffrey A. Harvey, C. Vafa, Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Jul 1985. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B261 (1985) 678-686
    PRINT-85-0616 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90593-0

  61. 198 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  62. 197 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  63. 196 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  64. 196 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  65. 195 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  66. 189 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    An SL(2,Z) multiplet of type IIB superstrings
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). Aug 1995. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B360 (1995) 13-18, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B364 (1995) 252
    CALT-68-2013
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01405-5, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01138-G
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF

  67. 188 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  68. 188 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  69. 186 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Infinite Additional Symmetries in Two-Dimensional Conformal Quantum Field Theory
    A.B. Zamolodchikov (Moscow, ITEP). 1985. 13 pp.
    Published in Theor.Math.Phys. 65 (1985) 1205-1213, Teor.Mat.Fiz. 65 (1985) 347-359
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01036128

  70. 185 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  71. 185 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  72. 184 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  73. 183 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  74. 182 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  75. 182 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  76. 181 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  77. 181 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  78. 179 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  79. 178 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  80. 177 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Constraints on Supersymmetry Breaking
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1982. 64 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B202 (1982) 253
    PRINT-82-0163 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(82)90071-2

  81. 177 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  82. 175 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  83. 174 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  84. 173 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Heterotic solitons
    Andrew Strominger (UC, Santa Barbara). Jun 13, 1990. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B343 (1990) 167-184, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B353 (1991) 565-565
    UCSB-TH-90-16
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(90)90599-9, 10.1016/0550-3213(91)90349-3

  85. 173 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  86. 173 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  87. 173 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  88. 171 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  89. 170 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  90. 166 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  91. 166 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
    Stability of Classical Solutions
    E.B. Bogomolny (Landau Inst.). Nov 1975. 19 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 24 (1976) 449, Yad.Fiz. 24 (1976) 861-870
    PRINT-76-0543 (LANDAU-INST.)

  92. 166 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  93. 163 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  94. 163 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  95. 162 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  96. 161 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  97. 161 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  98. 159 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  99. 159 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997
  100. 159 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1997