Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 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 2006 editions

2006 reports for eprints

  1. 3344 citations up to the end of 2006
    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. 3222 citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 2413 citations up to the end of 2006
  4. 1534 citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 1233 citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 1103 citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 1101 citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 1060 citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 1008 citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 930 citations up to the end of 2006
  11. 892 citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 878 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  13. 834 citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 772 citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 769 citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 763 citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 753 citations up to the end of 2006
    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. 740 citations up to the end of 2006
  19. 723 citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 708 citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 707 citations up to the end of 2006
  22. 702 citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 701 citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 678 citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 674 citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 674 citations up to the end of 2006
  27. 671 citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 647 citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 640 citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 631 citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 624 citations up to the end of 2006
  32. 615 citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 606 citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 599 citations up to the end of 2006
  35. 589 citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 581 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  37. 578 citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 577 citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 574 citations up to the end of 2006
  40. 571 citations up to the end of 2006
  41. 566 citations up to the end of 2006
  42. 558 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  43. 550 citations up to the end of 2006
  44. 549 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  45. 546 citations up to the end of 2006
  46. 539 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  47. 534 citations up to the end of 2006
  48. 527 citations up to the end of 2006
  49. 522 citations up to the end of 2006
  50. 516 citations up to the end of 2006
  51. 512 citations up to the end of 2006
  52. 512 citations up to the end of 2006
  53. 512 citations up to the end of 2006
  54. 512 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  55. 505 citations up to the end of 2006
  56. 503 citations up to the end of 2006
  57. 502 citations up to the end of 2006
  58. 493 citations up to the end of 2006
  59. 491 citations up to the end of 2006
  60. 489 citations up to the end of 2006
  61. 488 citations up to the end of 2006
  62. 487 citations up to the end of 2006
  63. 486 citations up to the end of 2006
  64. 483 citations up to the end of 2006
  65. 473 citations up to the end of 2006
  66. 473 citations up to the end of 2006
  67. 472 citations up to the end of 2006
  68. 469 citations up to the end of 2006
  69. 468 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  70. 465 citations up to the end of 2006
  71. 464 citations up to the end of 2006
  72. 462 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  73. 461 citations up to the end of 2006
  74. 460 citations up to the end of 2006
  75. 460 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  76. 459 citations up to the end of 2006
  77. 457 citations up to the end of 2006
  78. 456 citations up to the end of 2006
  79. 453 citations up to the end of 2006
  80. 450 citations up to the end of 2006
  81. 448 citations up to the end of 2006
  82. 448 citations up to the end of 2006
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  87. 437 citations up to the end of 2006
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  89. 434 citations up to the end of 2006
  90. 433 citations up to the end of 2006
  91. 432 citations up to the end of 2006
  92. 431 citations up to the end of 2006
  93. 429 citations up to the end of 2006
  94. 425 citations up to the end of 2006
  95. 425 citations up to the end of 2006
  96. 425 citations up to the end of 2006
  97. 423 citations up to the end of 2006
  98. 422 citations up to the end of 2006
    Brane inflation
    G.R. Dvali (New York U. & ICTP, Trieste), S.H.Henry Tye (Cornell U., LNS). Dec 1998. 15 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B450 (1999) 72-82
    NYU-TH-12-98-01, CLNS-98-1600
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)00132-X
    e-Print: hep-ph/9812483 | PDF

  99. 422 citations up to the end of 2006
  100. 422 citations up to the end of 2006