Top Cited Articles of All Time (2002 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2002 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 2002 editions

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 1734 citations up to the end of 2002
  2. 1521 citations up to the end of 2002
    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. 1284 citations up to the end of 2002
  4. 904 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 889 citations up to the end of 2002
  6. 704 citations up to the end of 2002
  7. 682 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  8. 677 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 675 citations up to the end of 2002
  10. 650 citations up to the end of 2002
  11. 573 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 551 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 538 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 537 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 524 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 521 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  17. 515 citations up to the end of 2002
  18. 507 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  19. 469 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 467 citations up to the end of 2002
  21. 460 citations up to the end of 2002
  22. 452 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  23. 449 citations up to the end of 2002
  24. 440 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 428 citations up to the end of 2002
  26. 424 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 423 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 418 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 417 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 414 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 411 citations up to the end of 2002
  32. 410 citations up to the end of 2002
  33. 405 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 403 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 390 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 387 citations up to the end of 2002
  37. 385 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 384 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 381 citations up to the end of 2002
    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. 380 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 375 citations up to the end of 2002
  42. 374 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 370 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  44. 364 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 363 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 360 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 358 citations up to the end of 2002
  48. 354 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 353 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 353 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 349 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 346 citations up to the end of 2002
  53. 344 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 343 citations up to the end of 2002
  55. 337 citations up to the end of 2002
  56. 334 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 333 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  58. 333 citations up to the end of 2002
  59. 330 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 327 citations up to the end of 2002
  61. 327 citations up to the end of 2002
  62. 326 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 323 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 322 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 316 citations up to the end of 2002
  66. 314 citations up to the end of 2002
  67. 310 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 308 citations up to the end of 2002
  69. 306 citations up to the end of 2002
  70. 305 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 305 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 304 citations up to the end of 2002
  73. 302 citations up to the end of 2002
  74. 300 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 300 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 292 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 290 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 289 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 286 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 282 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 282 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 279 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 278 citations up to the end of 2002
  84. 277 citations up to the end of 2002
  85. 276 citations up to the end of 2002
  86. 276 citations up to the end of 2002
  87. 275 citations up to the end of 2002
  88. 275 citations up to the end of 2002
  89. 274 citations up to the end of 2002
  90. 270 citations up to the end of 2002
  91. 270 citations up to the end of 2002
  92. 269 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 265 citations up to the end of 2002
  94. 264 citations up to the end of 2002
  95. 262 citations up to the end of 2002
  96. 258 citations up to the end of 2002
  97. 258 citations up to the end of 2002
    Bimaximal mixing of three neutrinos
    Vernon D. Barger (Wisconsin U., Madison), S. Pakvasa (Hawaii U.), Thomas J. Weiler (Vanderbilt U.), K. Whisnant (Iowa State U.). Jun 1998. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B437 (1998) 107-116
    MADPH-98-1063, HAWAII-511-905-98, VAND-TH-98-08, AMES-HET-98-09
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00880-6
    e-Print: hep-ph/9806387 | PDF

  98. 257 citations up to the end of 2002
  99. 256 citations up to the end of 2002
  100. 255 citations up to the end of 2002
    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