Top Cited Articles of All Time (2001 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2001 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 2016-12-31. 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 2001 editions

2001 reports for eprints

  1. 1311 citations up to the end of 2001
  2. 1086 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  3. 979 citations up to the end of 2001
  4. 821 citations up to the end of 2001
  5. 720 citations up to the end of 2001
  6. 635 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  7. 632 citations up to the end of 2001
  8. 620 citations up to the end of 2001
  9. 609 citations up to the end of 2001
  10. 547 citations up to the end of 2001
  11. 531 citations up to the end of 2001
  12. 507 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  13. 488 citations up to the end of 2001
  14. 474 citations up to the end of 2001
  15. 467 citations up to the end of 2001
  16. 461 citations up to the end of 2001
  17. 447 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  18. 432 citations up to the end of 2001
  19. 423 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  20. 422 citations up to the end of 2001
  21. 403 citations up to the end of 2001
  22. 399 citations up to the end of 2001
  23. 398 citations up to the end of 2001
  24. 380 citations up to the end of 2001
  25. 376 citations up to the end of 2001
  26. 374 citations up to the end of 2001
  27. 368 citations up to the end of 2001
  28. 367 citations up to the end of 2001
  29. 366 citations up to the end of 2001
  30. 360 citations up to the end of 2001
  31. 359 citations up to the end of 2001
  32. 356 citations up to the end of 2001
  33. 352 citations up to the end of 2001
  34. 351 citations up to the end of 2001
  35. 351 citations up to the end of 2001
  36. 350 citations up to the end of 2001
  37. 341 citations up to the end of 2001
  38. 339 citations up to the end of 2001
  39. 337 citations up to the end of 2001
  40. 336 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  41. 335 citations up to the end of 2001
  42. 335 citations up to the end of 2001
  43. 334 citations up to the end of 2001
  44. 329 citations up to the end of 2001
  45. 328 citations up to the end of 2001
  46. 323 citations up to the end of 2001
  47. 322 citations up to the end of 2001
  48. 318 citations up to the end of 2001
  49. 315 citations up to the end of 2001
  50. 305 citations up to the end of 2001
  51. 302 citations up to the end of 2001
  52. 296 citations up to the end of 2001
  53. 294 citations up to the end of 2001
  54. 285 citations up to the end of 2001
    Deeply virtual Compton scattering
    Xiang-Dong Ji (Maryland U. & MIT, LNS & Washington U., Seattle). Sep 1996. 20 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D55 (1997) 7114-7125
    UMD-PP-97-26, MIT-CTP-2568
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.55.7114
    e-Print: hep-ph/9609381 | PDF

  55. 284 citations up to the end of 2001
  56. 282 citations up to the end of 2001
  57. 282 citations up to the end of 2001
  58. 280 citations up to the end of 2001
  59. 279 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  60. 277 citations up to the end of 2001
  61. 273 citations up to the end of 2001
  62. 273 citations up to the end of 2001
  63. 273 citations up to the end of 2001
  64. 272 citations up to the end of 2001
  65. 272 citations up to the end of 2001
  66. 270 citations up to the end of 2001
  67. 270 citations up to the end of 2001
  68. 270 citations up to the end of 2001
  69. 269 citations up to the end of 2001
  70. 266 citations up to the end of 2001
  71. 263 citations up to the end of 2001
  72. 263 citations up to the end of 2001
  73. 257 citations up to the end of 2001
  74. 257 citations up to the end of 2001
  75. 254 citations up to the end of 2001
  76. 253 citations up to the end of 2001
  77. 252 citations up to the end of 2001
  78. 251 citations up to the end of 2001
  79. 250 citations up to the end of 2001
  80. 249 citations up to the end of 2001
  81. 248 citations up to the end of 2001
  82. 248 citations up to the end of 2001
  83. 241 citations up to the end of 2001
  84. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
  85. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
  86. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
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  88. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
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  90. 237 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  91. 236 citations up to the end of 2001
  92. 234 citations up to the end of 2001
  93. 234 citations up to the end of 2001
  94. 232 citations up to the end of 2001
  95. 232 citations up to the end of 2001
  96. 231 citations up to the end of 2001
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  98. 230 citations up to the end of 2001
  99. 230 citations up to the end of 2001
  100. 229 citations up to the end of 2001