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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (1998 edition) 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. 1030 citations up to the end of 1998
  2. 867 citations up to the end of 1998
  3. 796 citations up to the end of 1998
  4. 726 citations up to the end of 1998
  5. 697 citations up to the end of 1998
  6. 627 citations up to the end of 1998
  7. 552 citations up to the end of 1998
  8. 511 citations up to the end of 1998
  9. 505 citations 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

  10. 487 citations up to the end of 1998
  11. 457 citations up to the end of 1998
  12. 438 citations up to the end of 1998
  13. 402 citations up to the end of 1998
  14. 397 citations 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

  15. 386 citations up to the end of 1998
  16. 380 citations up to the end of 1998
  17. 361 citations up to the end of 1998
  18. 355 citations up to the end of 1998
  19. 344 citations up to the end of 1998
  20. 334 citations up to the end of 1998
  21. 313 citations up to the end of 1998
  22. 292 citations up to the end of 1998
  23. 290 citations up to the end of 1998
  24. 289 citations up to the end of 1998
  25. 288 citations up to the end of 1998
  26. 283 citations 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

  27. 282 citations up to the end of 1998
  28. 279 citations up to the end of 1998
  29. 275 citations up to the end of 1998
  30. 274 citations up to the end of 1998
  31. 273 citations 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

  32. 271 citations up to the end of 1998
  33. 265 citations up to the end of 1998
  34. 258 citations up to the end of 1998
  35. 246 citations up to the end of 1998
  36. 246 citations up to the end of 1998
  37. 236 citations up to the end of 1998
  38. 234 citations up to the end of 1998
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF

  39. 234 citations 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

  40. 234 citations up to the end of 1998
  41. 230 citations up to the end of 1998
  42. 227 citations up to the end of 1998
  43. 226 citations up to the end of 1998
  44. 221 citations up to the end of 1998
  45. 220 citations up to the end of 1998
  46. 219 citations up to the end of 1998
  47. 218 citations up to the end of 1998
  48. 218 citations up to the end of 1998
  49. 218 citations up to the end of 1998
  50. 206 citations up to the end of 1998
  51. 205 citations up to the end of 1998
  52. 203 citations up to the end of 1998
    Duality symmetric actions
    John H. Schwarz (Santa Barbara, KITP & Caltech), Ashoke Sen (Santa Barbara, KITP & Tata Inst.). Apr 1993. 39 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B411 (1994) 35-63
    NSF-ITP-93-46, CALT-68-1863, TIFR-TH-93-19
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)90053-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9304154 | PDF

  53. 202 citations up to the end of 1998
  54. 197 citations up to the end of 1998
  55. 196 citations up to the end of 1998
  56. 193 citations up to the end of 1998
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  57. 193 citations up to the end of 1998
  58. 192 citations up to the end of 1998
  59. 190 citations up to the end of 1998
  60. 186 citations up to the end of 1998
  61. 185 citations up to the end of 1998
  62. 184 citations up to the end of 1998
  63. 183 citations up to the end of 1998
  64. 179 citations up to the end of 1998
  65. 178 citations up to the end of 1998
  66. 176 citations up to the end of 1998
  67. 172 citations up to the end of 1998
  68. 170 citations up to the end of 1998
  69. 170 citations up to the end of 1998
  70. 167 citations up to the end of 1998
  71. 167 citations up to the end of 1998
  72. 166 citations up to the end of 1998
  73. 165 citations up to the end of 1998
  74. 163 citations up to the end of 1998
  75. 161 citations up to the end of 1998
    D-brane dynamics
    C. Bachas (Santa Barbara, KITP & Ecole Polytechnique). Nov 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B374 (1996) 37-42
    NSF-ITP-95-144, CPTH-S388-1195
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00238-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9511043 | PDF

  76. 160 citations up to the end of 1998
  77. 160 citations up to the end of 1998
  78. 156 citations up to the end of 1998
  79. 156 citations up to the end of 1998
  80. 156 citations up to the end of 1998
  81. 155 citations up to the end of 1998
  82. 152 citations up to the end of 1998
  83. 151 citations up to the end of 1998
  84. 151 citations up to the end of 1998
  85. 150 citations up to the end of 1998
  86. 149 citations up to the end of 1998
  87. 149 citations up to the end of 1998
  88. 149 citations up to the end of 1998
  89. 148 citations up to the end of 1998
  90. 148 citations up to the end of 1998
  91. 147 citations up to the end of 1998
  92. 146 citations up to the end of 1998
  93. 146 citations up to the end of 1998
  94. 144 citations up to the end of 1998
  95. 143 citations up to the end of 1998
  96. 141 citations up to the end of 1998
  97. 141 citations up to the end of 1998
  98. 141 citations up to the end of 1998
  99. 139 citations up to the end of 1998
  100. 139 citations up to the end of 1998
    Four lectures on M theory
    P.K. Townsend (Cambridge U.). Dec 1996. 55 pp.
    Published in In *Trieste 1996, High energy physics and cosmology* 385-438
    DAMTP-R-96-58
    Talk given at Conference: C96-06-10.2, p.385-438 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9612121 | PDF