Top Cited Articles of All Time (1998 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (1998 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 1998 editions

1998 reports for eprints

  1. 850 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  2. 788 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  3. 686 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  4. 644 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  5. 640 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  6. 573 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  7. 517 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  8. 477 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    Juan Martin Maldacena (Harvard U.). Nov 1997. 21 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Theor.Phys. 38 (1999) 1113-1133, Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 2 (1998) 231-252
    HUTP-97-A097, HUTP-98-A097
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026654312961, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  9. 475 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  10. 459 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  11. 433 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  12. 410 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  13. 407 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  14. 404 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  15. 398 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  16. 385 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  17. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  18. 380 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  19. 373 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  20. 371 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  21. 362 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  22. 359 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  23. 348 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  24. 347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  25. 338 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  26. 333 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  27. 331 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  28. 330 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  29. 326 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  30. 323 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  31. 320 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  32. 307 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  33. 294 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  34. 294 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  35. 288 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  36. 285 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  37. 284 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  38. 279 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  39. 275 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  40. 273 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  41. 270 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  42. 268 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  43. 268 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  44. 267 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  45. 265 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  46. 265 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  47. 261 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  48. 260 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  49. 260 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  50. 259 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  51. 257 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  52. 252 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  53. 251 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  54. 247 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  55. 245 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  56. 244 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  57. 242 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  58. 241 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  59. 240 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  60. 237 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  61. 237 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  62. 235 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  63. 234 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  64. 233 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  65. 231 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  66. 228 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  67. 228 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    Lectures on superstring and M theory dualities: Given at ICTP Spring School and at TASI Summer School
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). Mar 1996. 66 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 55B (1997) 1-32
    CALT-68-2065
    DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(97)00070-4
    Lectures given at Conference: C96-06-02, Lectures given at Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.1-32 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9607201 | PDF

  68. 226 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  69. 225 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  70. 222 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  71. 218 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    Dirac-Born-Infeld Action from Dirichlet Sigma Model
    R.G. Leigh (Texas U.). Sep 26, 1989. 10 pp.
    Published in Mod.Phys.Lett. A4 (1989) 2767
    UTTG-31-89
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217732389003099

  72. 218 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  73. 217 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  74. 216 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  75. 216 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  76. 215 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  77. 213 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  78. 211 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  79. 210 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  80. 209 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  81. 208 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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.)

  82. 208 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  83. 208 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  84. 206 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  85. 205 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  86. 203 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  87. 203 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  88. 202 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  89. 202 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  90. 201 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  91. 200 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  92. 199 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  93. 198 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  94. 196 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  95. 195 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
    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

  96. 192 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  97. 192 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  98. 190 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  99. 190 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998
  100. 190 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 1998