Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 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 2005 editions

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 2904 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  2. 2886 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2162 citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 1382 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1067 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 992 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 930 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 923 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 912 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 838 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  11. 828 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 796 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 743 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 699 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 696 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  16. 687 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 662 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 651 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 644 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 643 citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 639 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 633 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 629 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 628 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 624 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 610 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 588 citations up to the end of 2005
  28. 586 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 586 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 577 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 575 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 569 citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 538 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  34. 537 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  35. 531 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 530 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 522 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 521 citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 520 citations up to the end of 2005
  40. 506 citations up to the end of 2005
    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. 499 citations up to the end of 2005
  42. 499 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 497 citations up to the end of 2005
  44. 493 citations up to the end of 2005
  45. 488 citations up to the end of 2005
  46. 486 citations up to the end of 2005
  47. 486 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 482 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 478 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 472 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 472 citations up to the end of 2005
  52. 465 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 463 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  54. 460 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 458 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 457 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 456 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 451 citations up to the end of 2005
  59. 450 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 449 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 448 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 442 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  64. 439 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  65. 439 citations up to the end of 2005
  66. 435 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 435 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  68. 434 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 433 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 432 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 431 citations up to the end of 2005
  72. 428 citations up to the end of 2005
  73. 427 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 427 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 426 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 423 citations up to the end of 2005
    The Condensed matter physics of QCD
    Krishna Rajagopal, Frank Wilczek (MIT, LNS). Nov 2000. 91 pp.
    Published in In *Shifman, M. (ed.): At the frontier of particle physics, vol. 3* 2061-2151
    MIT-CTP-3049
    DOI: 10.1142/9789812810458_0043
    e-Print: hep-ph/0011333 | PDF

  77. 418 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 416 citations up to the end of 2005
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  80. 414 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 413 citations up to the end of 2005
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  83. 410 citations up to the end of 2005
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  85. 406 citations up to the end of 2005
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  87. 401 citations up to the end of 2005
    Green's functions in the color field of a large nucleus
    Larry D. McLerran, Raju Venugopalan (Minnesota U.). Feb 1994. 21 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D50 (1994) 2225-2233
    TPI-MINN-94-7-T, NUC-MINN-94-2-T, HEP-MINN-94-1242-T
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.50.2225
    e-Print: hep-ph/9402335 | PDF

  88. 400 citations up to the end of 2005
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  90. 398 citations up to the end of 2005
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  92. 392 citations up to the end of 2005
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  96. 383 citations up to the end of 2005
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  100. 373 citations up to the end of 2005