Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 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 2008 editions

2008 reports for eprints

  1. 4286 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 3903 citations up to the end of 2008
  3. 2851 citations up to the end of 2008
  4. 1797 citations up to the end of 2008
  5. 1788 citations up to the end of 2008
  6. 1544 citations up to the end of 2008
  7. 1318 citations up to the end of 2008
  8. 1307 citations up to the end of 2008
  9. 1250 citations up to the end of 2008
  10. 1175 citations up to the end of 2008
  11. 1167 citations up to the end of 2008
  12. 973 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 939 citations up to the end of 2008
  14. 910 citations up to the end of 2008
  15. 892 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  16. 871 citations up to the end of 2008
  17. 863 citations up to the end of 2008
  18. 856 citations up to the end of 2008
  19. 852 citations up to the end of 2008
  20. 849 citations up to the end of 2008
  21. 833 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  22. 833 citations up to the end of 2008
  23. 823 citations up to the end of 2008
  24. 812 citations up to the end of 2008
  25. 811 citations up to the end of 2008
  26. 806 citations up to the end of 2008
  27. 800 citations up to the end of 2008
  28. 792 citations up to the end of 2008
  29. 790 citations up to the end of 2008
  30. 786 citations up to the end of 2008
  31. 752 citations up to the end of 2008
  32. 739 citations up to the end of 2008
  33. 734 citations up to the end of 2008
  34. 726 citations up to the end of 2008
  35. 724 citations up to the end of 2008
  36. 692 citations up to the end of 2008
  37. 687 citations up to the end of 2008
  38. 686 citations up to the end of 2008
  39. 684 citations up to the end of 2008
  40. 673 citations up to the end of 2008
  41. 670 citations up to the end of 2008
  42. 667 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 663 citations up to the end of 2008
  44. 663 citations up to the end of 2008
  45. 657 citations up to the end of 2008
  46. 653 citations up to the end of 2008
  47. 643 citations up to the end of 2008
  48. 642 citations up to the end of 2008
  49. 630 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  50. 626 citations up to the end of 2008
  51. 626 citations up to the end of 2008
  52. 622 citations up to the end of 2008
  53. 620 citations up to the end of 2008
  54. 618 citations up to the end of 2008
  55. 611 citations up to the end of 2008
  56. 610 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  57. 606 citations up to the end of 2008
  58. 603 citations up to the end of 2008
  59. 600 citations up to the end of 2008
  60. 598 citations up to the end of 2008
  61. 596 citations up to the end of 2008
  62. 596 citations up to the end of 2008
  63. 594 citations up to the end of 2008
  64. 591 citations up to the end of 2008
  65. 588 citations up to the end of 2008
  66. 584 citations up to the end of 2008
  67. 584 citations up to the end of 2008
  68. 574 citations up to the end of 2008
  69. 571 citations up to the end of 2008
  70. 571 citations up to the end of 2008
  71. 559 citations up to the end of 2008
  72. 557 citations up to the end of 2008
  73. 555 citations up to the end of 2008
  74. 551 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  75. 551 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  76. 548 citations up to the end of 2008
  77. 548 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  78. 543 citations up to the end of 2008
  79. 543 citations up to the end of 2008
  80. 539 citations up to the end of 2008
  81. 538 citations up to the end of 2008
  82. 536 citations up to the end of 2008
  83. 533 citations up to the end of 2008
  84. 530 citations up to the end of 2008
  85. 528 citations up to the end of 2008
  86. 528 citations up to the end of 2008
  87. 526 citations up to the end of 2008
  88. 518 citations up to the end of 2008
    The Snowmass points and slopes: Benchmarks for SUSY searches
    B.C. Allanach et al.. Feb 2002. 12 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C25 (2002) 113-123
    SLAC-PUB-9134, BNL-HET-02-6, CERN-TH-2002-020, DCPT-02-16, DESY-02-022, FERMILAB-CONF-02-011-T, HEPHY-PUB-751, IPPP-02-08, PM-01-69, UCD-2002-01, UFIFT-HEP-02-2, UMN-TH-2043-02, ZU-TH-3-02, SNOWMASS-2001-P125
    DOI: 10.1007/s10052-002-0949-3
    Presented at Conference: C01-06-30 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ph/0202233 | PDF

  89. 517 citations up to the end of 2008
  90. 516 citations up to the end of 2008
  91. 512 citations up to the end of 2008
  92. 510 citations up to the end of 2008
  93. 508 citations up to the end of 2008
  94. 508 citations up to the end of 2008
  95. 506 citations up to the end of 2008
  96. 504 citations up to the end of 2008
  97. 503 citations up to the end of 2008
  98. 503 citations up to the end of 2008
  99. 502 citations up to the end of 2008
  100. 502 citations up to the end of 2008