Top Cited Articles of All Time (2003 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2003 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 2018-12-30. 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 2192 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 1993 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 1623 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 1088 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 993 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 802 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 774 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 749 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 734 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 713 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 695 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 640 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 624 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 596 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 588 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 578 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 570 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  18. 552 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 530 citations up to the end of 2003
    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)90793-5, 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90629-7
    e-Print: hep-ph/9404270 | PDF

  20. 530 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 517 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 513 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 503 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 499 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 495 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 488 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 488 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 477 citations up to the end of 2003
  29. 476 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  30. 476 citations up to the end of 2003
  31. 465 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 457 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 445 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 441 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 434 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 432 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 430 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 425 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  39. 419 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 418 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 417 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 415 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 413 citations up to the end of 2003
  44. 413 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 410 citations up to the end of 2003
  46. 408 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 408 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 405 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 399 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 397 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 391 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 391 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 387 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 385 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 384 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 382 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 377 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 376 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 375 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 374 citations up to the end of 2003
  61. 372 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 370 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 368 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 367 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 367 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 365 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 363 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 361 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 358 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 358 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 357 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 356 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 352 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 349 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 347 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 345 citations up to the end of 2003
  79. 345 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 339 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 339 citations up to the end of 2003
  82. 338 citations up to the end of 2003
  83. 337 citations up to the end of 2003
  84. 334 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 333 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 330 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 327 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 315 citations up to the end of 2003
  89. 312 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 310 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 309 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 309 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 306 citations up to the end of 2003
  94. 306 citations up to the end of 2003
    A Supersymmetry primer
    Stephen P. Martin (Northern Illinois U. & Fermilab). Sep 1997. 153 pp.
    Published in Adv.Ser.Direct.High Energy Phys. 21 (2010) 1-153, Adv.Ser.Direct.High Energy Phys. 18 (1998) 1-98
    FERMILAB-PUB-97-425-T
    DOI: 10.1142/9789814307505_0001, 10.1142/9789812839657_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  95. 305 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 304 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 302 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 302 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 299 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 298 citations up to the end of 2003