Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2009 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 2009 editions

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 4742 citations up to the end of 2009
    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. 4222 citations up to the end of 2009
  3. 3057 citations up to the end of 2009
  4. 2029 citations up to the end of 2009
  5. 1912 citations up to the end of 2009
  6. 1903 citations up to the end of 2009
  7. 1513 citations up to the end of 2009
  8. 1453 citations up to the end of 2009
  9. 1405 citations up to the end of 2009
  10. 1254 citations up to the end of 2009
  11. 1200 citations up to the end of 2009
  12. 1114 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  13. 1077 citations up to the end of 2009
  14. 1043 citations up to the end of 2009
  15. 1027 citations up to the end of 2009
  16. 1013 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  17. 965 citations up to the end of 2009
  18. 930 citations up to the end of 2009
  19. 914 citations up to the end of 2009
  20. 908 citations up to the end of 2009
  21. 908 citations up to the end of 2009
  22. 890 citations up to the end of 2009
  23. 888 citations up to the end of 2009
  24. 887 citations up to the end of 2009
  25. 887 citations up to the end of 2009
  26. 882 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  27. 880 citations up to the end of 2009
  28. 854 citations up to the end of 2009
  29. 850 citations up to the end of 2009
  30. 838 citations up to the end of 2009
  31. 833 citations up to the end of 2009
  32. 827 citations up to the end of 2009
  33. 817 citations up to the end of 2009
  34. 817 citations up to the end of 2009
  35. 804 citations up to the end of 2009
  36. 789 citations up to the end of 2009
  37. 776 citations up to the end of 2009
  38. 763 citations up to the end of 2009
  39. 749 citations up to the end of 2009
  40. 743 citations up to the end of 2009
  41. 739 citations up to the end of 2009
  42. 738 citations up to the end of 2009
  43. 737 citations up to the end of 2009
  44. 731 citations up to the end of 2009
  45. 727 citations up to the end of 2009
  46. 726 citations up to the end of 2009
  47. 715 citations up to the end of 2009
  48. 713 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  49. 708 citations up to the end of 2009
  50. 703 citations up to the end of 2009
  51. 703 citations up to the end of 2009
  52. 699 citations up to the end of 2009
  53. 684 citations up to the end of 2009
  54. 684 citations up to the end of 2009
  55. 679 citations up to the end of 2009
  56. 675 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  57. 672 citations up to the end of 2009
  58. 666 citations up to the end of 2009
  59. 652 citations up to the end of 2009
  60. 651 citations up to the end of 2009
  61. 649 citations up to the end of 2009
  62. 647 citations up to the end of 2009
  63. 646 citations up to the end of 2009
  64. 646 citations up to the end of 2009
  65. 644 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  66. 642 citations up to the end of 2009
  67. 640 citations up to the end of 2009
  68. 639 citations up to the end of 2009
  69. 615 citations up to the end of 2009
  70. 614 citations up to the end of 2009
  71. 610 citations up to the end of 2009
  72. 609 citations up to the end of 2009
  73. 608 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  74. 605 citations up to the end of 2009
  75. 599 citations up to the end of 2009
  76. 598 citations up to the end of 2009
  77. 596 citations up to the end of 2009
  78. 595 citations up to the end of 2009
  79. 594 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  80. 592 citations up to the end of 2009
  81. 590 citations up to the end of 2009
  82. 589 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  83. 576 citations up to the end of 2009
  84. 574 citations up to the end of 2009
  85. 568 citations up to the end of 2009
  86. 567 citations up to the end of 2009
  87. 565 citations up to the end of 2009
  88. 560 citations up to the end of 2009
  89. 558 citations up to the end of 2009
  90. 555 citations up to the end of 2009
  91. 551 citations up to the end of 2009
  92. 550 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  93. 547 citations up to the end of 2009
  94. 547 citations up to the end of 2009
  95. 542 citations up to the end of 2009
  96. 538 citations up to the end of 2009
  97. 537 citations up to the end of 2009
  98. 537 citations up to the end of 2009
  99. 534 citations up to the end of 2009
  100. 534 citations up to the end of 2009