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 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 2002 editions

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 1745 citations up to the end of 2002
  2. 1528 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. 1291 citations up to the end of 2002
  4. 923 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 892 citations up to the end of 2002
  6. 708 citations up to the end of 2002
  7. 691 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. 688 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 685 citations up to the end of 2002
  10. 650 citations up to the end of 2002
  11. 585 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 562 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 547 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 543 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 542 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 528 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 523 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

  18. 510 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. 480 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 470 citations up to the end of 2002
  21. 468 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

  22. 463 citations up to the end of 2002
  23. 450 citations up to the end of 2002
  24. 444 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 431 citations up to the end of 2002
  26. 427 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 426 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 422 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 421 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 417 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 417 citations up to the end of 2002
  32. 413 citations up to the end of 2002
  33. 407 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 405 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 393 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 392 citations up to the end of 2002
  37. 388 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 385 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 382 citations up to the end of 2002
  40. 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

  41. 379 citations up to the end of 2002
  42. 375 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 372 citations up to the end of 2002
  44. 369 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 368 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 366 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 361 citations up to the end of 2002
  48. 357 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 355 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 355 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 355 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 351 citations up to the end of 2002
  53. 351 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 346 citations up to the end of 2002
  55. 339 citations up to the end of 2002
  56. 335 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 335 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. 333 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 332 citations up to the end of 2002
  61. 332 citations up to the end of 2002
  62. 329 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 326 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 323 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 319 citations up to the end of 2002
  66. 318 citations up to the end of 2002
  67. 315 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 315 citations up to the end of 2002
  69. 308 citations up to the end of 2002
  70. 306 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 305 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 305 citations up to the end of 2002
  73. 302 citations up to the end of 2002
  74. 302 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 302 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 296 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 292 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 290 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 287 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 284 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 283 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 282 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 282 citations up to the end of 2002
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  86. 278 citations up to the end of 2002
  87. 277 citations up to the end of 2002
  88. 276 citations up to the end of 2002
  89. 275 citations up to the end of 2002
  90. 272 citations up to the end of 2002
  91. 271 citations up to the end of 2002
  92. 270 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 266 citations up to the end of 2002
  94. 265 citations up to the end of 2002
  95. 264 citations up to the end of 2002
  96. 263 citations up to the end of 2002
  97. 260 citations up to the end of 2002
  98. 260 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

  99. 258 citations up to the end of 2002
  100. 258 citations up to the end of 2002