Top Cited Articles of All Time (2000 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 edition) in the hep-ph 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 2018-01-08. 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 2000 editions

2000 reports for eprints

  1. 826 citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 716 citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 628 citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 604 citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 585 citations up to the end of 2000
    Heavy quark symmetry
    Matthias Neubert (SLAC). Jun 1993. 186 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 245 (1994) 259-396
    SLAC-PUB-6263
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(94)90091-4
    e-Print: hep-ph/9306320 | PDF

  6. 582 citations up to the end of 2000
    A Large mass hierarchy from a small extra dimension
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). May 1999. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 3370-3373
    MIT-CTP-2860, PUPT-1860, BUHEP-99-9
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3370
    e-Print: hep-ph/9905221 | PDF

  7. 576 citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 537 citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 495 citations up to the end of 2000
    Measurement of the spin dependent structure function $g_1(x)$ of the proton
    Spin Muon (SMC) Collaboration (D. Adams et al.). Apr 1994. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B329 (1994) 399-406, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B339 (1994) 332-333
    DAPNIA-94-04, CERN-PPE-94-57, CERN-PPE-94-057
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90629-7, 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90793-5
    e-Print: hep-ph/9404270 | PDF

  10. 486 citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 464 citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 459 citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 454 citations up to the end of 2000
    CTEQ parton distributions and flavor dependence of sea quarks
    CTEQ Collaboration (James Botts (Michigan State U.) et al.). Feb 2, 1993. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B304 (1993) 159-166
    MSUHEP-92-27, FERMILAB-PUB-92-371, FSU-HEP-92-1225, ISU-NP-92-17
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(93)91416-K
    e-Print: hep-ph/9303255 | PDF

  14. 442 citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 433 citations up to the end of 2000
  16. 421 citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 396 citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 388 citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 384 citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 371 citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 360 citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 356 citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 353 citations up to the end of 2000
  24. 342 citations up to the end of 2000
  25. 339 citations up to the end of 2000
  26. 339 citations up to the end of 2000
    Instantons in QCD
    Thomas Schäfer (Washington U., Seattle), Edward V. Shuryak (SUNY, Stony Brook). Oct 1996. 133 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 70 (1998) 323-426
    DOE-ER-40561-293, INT-96-00-150
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.70.323
    e-Print: hep-ph/9610451 | PDF

  27. 337 citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 330 citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 329 citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 327 citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 316 citations up to the end of 2000
  32. 316 citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 313 citations up to the end of 2000
  34. 310 citations up to the end of 2000
  35. 308 citations up to the end of 2000
  36. 308 citations up to the end of 2000
  37. 306 citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 300 citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 296 citations up to the end of 2000
    Chiral dynamics in nucleons and nuclei
    V. Bernard (Strasbourg, CRN), Norbert Kaiser (Munich, Tech. U.), Ulf-G. Meissner (Bonn U.). Jan 1995. 153 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. E4 (1995) 193-346
    CRN-95-3, TK-95-1, CRN-95-3-AND-TK-95-1
    DOI: 10.1142/S0218301395000092
    e-Print: hep-ph/9501384 | PDF

  40. 294 citations up to the end of 2000
  41. 282 citations up to the end of 2000
  42. 282 citations up to the end of 2000
  43. 277 citations up to the end of 2000
  44. 273 citations up to the end of 2000
  45. 272 citations up to the end of 2000
  46. 270 citations up to the end of 2000
  47. 269 citations up to the end of 2000
  48. 262 citations up to the end of 2000
  49. 256 citations up to the end of 2000
  50. 256 citations up to the end of 2000
  51. 254 citations up to the end of 2000
  52. 252 citations up to the end of 2000
  53. 249 citations up to the end of 2000
  54. 248 citations up to the end of 2000
  55. 242 citations up to the end of 2000
  56. 239 citations up to the end of 2000
  57. 239 citations up to the end of 2000
  58. 236 citations up to the end of 2000
  59. 236 citations up to the end of 2000
  60. 235 citations up to the end of 2000
  61. 234 citations up to the end of 2000
  62. 234 citations up to the end of 2000
  63. 233 citations up to the end of 2000
  64. 232 citations up to the end of 2000
  65. 231 citations up to the end of 2000
  66. 231 citations up to the end of 2000
  67. 230 citations up to the end of 2000
  68. 229 citations up to the end of 2000
  69. 228 citations up to the end of 2000
  70. 228 citations up to the end of 2000
  71. 224 citations up to the end of 2000
  72. 224 citations up to the end of 2000
  73. 222 citations up to the end of 2000
  74. 221 citations up to the end of 2000
    Stitching the Yukawa quilt
    Pierre Ramond (Florida U.), R.G. Roberts (Rutherford), Graham G. Ross (Oxford U.). Mar 1993. 30 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B406 (1993) 19-42
    UFIFT-HEP-93-06, RAL-93-010
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90159-M
    e-Print: hep-ph/9303320 | PDF

  75. 220 citations up to the end of 2000
  76. 220 citations up to the end of 2000
  77. 217 citations up to the end of 2000
  78. 216 citations up to the end of 2000
    Weak radiative B meson decay beyond leading logarithms
    Konstantin G. Chetyrkin (Munich, Max Planck Inst.), Mikolaj Misiak (Zurich U.), Manfred Munz (Munich, Tech. U.). Dec 1996. 17 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B400 (1997) 206-219, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B425 (1998) 414
    ZU-TH-24-96, TUM-HEP-263-96, MPI-PHT-96-123
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)00324-9
    e-Print: hep-ph/9612313 | PDF

  79. 212 citations up to the end of 2000
  80. 211 citations up to the end of 2000
  81. 211 citations up to the end of 2000
  82. 208 citations up to the end of 2000
  83. 205 citations up to the end of 2000
  84. 204 citations up to the end of 2000
  85. 204 citations up to the end of 2000
    Cosmic strings
    M.B. Hindmarsh (Sussex U. & Imperial Coll., London), T.W.B. Kibble (Imperial Coll., London & Newton Inst. Math. Sci., Cambridge). Nov 1994. 139 pp.
    Published in Rept.Prog.Phys. 58 (1995) 477-562
    SUSX-TP-94-74, IMPERIAL-TP-94-95-5, NI-94025
    DOI: 10.1088/0034-4885/58/5/001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9411342 | PDF

  86. 203 citations up to the end of 2000
  87. 201 citations up to the end of 2000
  88. 199 citations up to the end of 2000
  89. 199 citations up to the end of 2000
  90. 197 citations up to the end of 2000
  91. 197 citations up to the end of 2000
  92. 196 citations up to the end of 2000
  93. 196 citations up to the end of 2000
  94. 196 citations up to the end of 2000
  95. 195 citations up to the end of 2000
  96. 194 citations up to the end of 2000
  97. 194 citations up to the end of 2000
  98. 194 citations up to the end of 2000
  99. 193 citations up to the end of 2000
  100. 192 citations up to the end of 2000