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 2018-01-08. 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 2165 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 1980 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. 1611 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 1070 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 989 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 799 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 773 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 744 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. 726 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 712 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 690 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 629 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 617 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 595 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 579 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 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

  17. 567 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 551 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 529 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. 526 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 511 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 503 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 495 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 494 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 489 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 487 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 485 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 474 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

  29. 474 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 462 citations up to the end of 2003
  31. 461 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 450 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 440 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 440 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 433 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 429 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 428 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 423 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. 417 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 415 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 414 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 412 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 407 citations up to the end of 2003
  44. 407 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 406 citations up to the end of 2003
  46. 399 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 398 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 396 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 394 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 389 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 387 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 387 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 384 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 382 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 380 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 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

  57. 373 citations up to the end of 2003
  58. 370 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 369 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 369 citations up to the end of 2003
  61. 366 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 365 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 364 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 359 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 357 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 353 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 347 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 347 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 346 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 345 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 343 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 342 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 338 citations up to the end of 2003
  79. 337 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 330 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 328 citations up to the end of 2003
  82. 328 citations up to the end of 2003
  83. 327 citations up to the end of 2003
  84. 326 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 326 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 325 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 314 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 310 citations up to the end of 2003
  89. 309 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 308 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 307 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 305 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 304 citations up to the end of 2003
  94. 301 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

  95. 300 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 299 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 299 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 298 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 297 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 293 citations up to the end of 2003