Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 3809 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 3562 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 2647 citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 1675 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 1489 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 1196 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1175 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1163 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1134 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1076 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1056 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 918 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 868 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 849 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 833 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 792 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 790 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 787 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 780 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 776 citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 773 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 764 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 755 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 750 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 734 citations up to the end of 2007
  26. 730 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 725 citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 716 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 710 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 695 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 693 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 686 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  33. 669 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 667 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 666 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 643 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 640 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 632 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 630 citations up to the end of 2007
  40. 625 citations up to the end of 2007
  41. 625 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 622 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  43. 595 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  44. 594 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 591 citations up to the end of 2007
  46. 588 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 582 citations up to the end of 2007
  48. 578 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 574 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 571 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 569 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  52. 566 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 562 citations up to the end of 2007
  54. 558 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 553 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 549 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 544 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  58. 541 citations up to the end of 2007
  59. 529 citations up to the end of 2007
  60. 523 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 519 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 516 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 515 citations up to the end of 2007
  64. 515 citations up to the end of 2007
  65. 512 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 511 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 510 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 509 citations up to the end of 2007
  69. 509 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 509 citations up to the end of 2007
  71. 505 citations up to the end of 2007
  72. 504 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 502 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  74. 497 citations up to the end of 2007
  75. 496 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 496 citations up to the end of 2007
  77. 495 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 495 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  79. 493 citations up to the end of 2007
  80. 492 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 492 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 489 citations up to the end of 2007
  83. 488 citations up to the end of 2007
  84. 488 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 487 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 486 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 484 citations up to the end of 2007
  88. 483 citations up to the end of 2007
  89. 482 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  90. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 476 citations up to the end of 2007
  92. 474 citations up to the end of 2007
  93. 471 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  94. 470 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 470 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 468 citations up to the end of 2007
  97. 466 citations up to the end of 2007
  98. 463 citations up to the end of 2007
  99. 461 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 459 citations up to the end of 2007