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 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 2151 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 1969 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. 1602 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 1066 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 969 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 795 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 773 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 735 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  9. 713 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 701 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 678 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 605 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 599 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 583 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 575 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 567 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

  17. 563 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 546 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 527 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)90629-7, 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90793-5
    e-Print: hep-ph/9404270 | PDF

  20. 525 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 508 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 498 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 491 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 489 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 485 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 482 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 476 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 471 citations up to the end of 2003
  29. 459 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 458 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

  31. 457 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 444 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 438 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 437 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 429 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 426 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 426 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  38. 422 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. 413 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 413 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 412 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 407 citations up to the end of 2003
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  48. 393 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 392 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 386 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 383 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 380 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 380 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 380 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 377 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 375 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

  57. 369 citations up to the end of 2003
  58. 364 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 363 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 363 citations up to the end of 2003
  61. 362 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 362 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 357 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 355 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 354 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 351 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 349 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 349 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 344 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 344 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 342 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 341 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 341 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 340 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 340 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 337 citations up to the end of 2003
  79. 335 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 328 citations up to the end of 2003
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  86. 324 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 314 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 307 citations up to the end of 2003
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  90. 306 citations up to the end of 2003
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  92. 304 citations up to the end of 2003
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  94. 299 citations up to the end of 2003
  95. 298 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 297 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 296 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 294 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 293 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: 10.1142/9789812839657_0001, 10.1142/9789814307505_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  100. 290 citations up to the end of 2003