Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) by hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 edition) cited by papers 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.

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17674 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 2199 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  2. 2187 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  3. 2107 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Neutrino Mass and Spontaneous Parity Violation
    Rabindra N. Mohapatra (City Coll., N.Y.), Goran Senjanovic (Maryland U.). Nov 1979. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 44 (1980) 912
    MDDP-TR-80-060, MDDP-PP-80-105, CCNY-HEP-79-10
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.44.912

  4. 1982 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  5. 1891 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  6. 1811 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  7. 1766 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  8. 1737 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  9. 1647 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  10. 1645 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  11. 1644 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  12. 1633 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Quantum Chromodynamics
    I.I. Balitsky, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1978.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 28 (1978) 822-829, Yad.Fiz. 28 (1978) 1597-1611

  13. 1608 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  14. 1472 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  15. 1467 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Nonabelian Gauge Theories
    E.A. Kuraev, L.N. Lipatov, Victor S. Fadin (Novosibirsk, IYF). 1977. 6 pp.
    Published in Sov.Phys.JETP 45 (1977) 199-204, Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 72 (1977) 377-389

  16. 1463 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  17. 1387 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  18. 1365 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  19. 1343 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  20. 1330 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  21. 1256 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  22. 1244 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  23. 1230 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Deep inelastic e p scattering in perturbation theory
    V.N. Gribov, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1972.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 15 (1972) 438-450, Yad.Fiz. 15 (1972) 781-807
    IPTI-381-71

  24. 1227 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  25. 1180 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  26. 1173 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  27. 1160 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  28. 1144 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  29. 1113 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  30. 1107 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  31. 1089 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  32. 1088 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  33. 1087 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  34. 1077 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  35. 1070 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  36. 1012 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  37. 983 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  38. 964 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  39. 955 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  40. 947 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  41. 945 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  42. 939 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  43. 931 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  44. 920 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  45. 915 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  46. 914 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  47. 910 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  48. 908 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Computation of the Quantum Effects Due to a Four-Dimensional Pseudoparticle
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Jun 1976. 59 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D14 (1976) 3432-3450, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D18 (1978) 2199
    PRINT-76-0551 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.18.2199.3, 10.1103/PhysRevD.14.3432

  49. 892 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  50. 886 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  51. 872 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  52. 870 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Neutrino Masses in SU(2) x U(1) Theories
    J. Schechter, J.W.F. Valle (Syracuse U.). Jun 1980. 28 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D22 (1980) 2227
    SU-4217-167, COO-3533-167
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.22.2227

  53. 870 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  54. 869 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  55. 867 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  56. 862 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  57. 858 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  58. 854 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    A Model of Leptons
    Steven Weinberg (MIT, LNS). Nov 1967. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 19 (1967) 1264-1266
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.19.1264

  59. 849 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  60. 848 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  61. 839 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  62. 836 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  63. 830 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  64. 827 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  65. 812 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  66. 809 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  67. 807 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  68. 802 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  69. 797 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    An Alternative to compactification
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Jun 1999. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 4690-4693
    MIT-CTP-2874, PUPT-1867, BUHEP-99-13
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4690
    e-Print: hep-th/9906064 | PDF

  70. 794 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  71. 792 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  72. 781 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  73. 780 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  74. 775 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Symmetry Breaking Through Bell-Jackiw Anomalies
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Mar 1976. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 37 (1976) 8-11
    PRINT-76-0254 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.8

  75. 774 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  76. 762 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  77. 761 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  78. 760 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  79. 760 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    Juan Martin Maldacena (Harvard U.). Nov 1997. 21 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Theor.Phys. 38 (1999) 1113-1133, Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 2 (1998) 231-252
    HUTP-97-A097, HUTP-98-A097
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026654312961
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  80. 758 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  81. 757 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    GALLEX solar neutrino observations: Results for GALLEX IV
    GALLEX Collaboration (W. Hampel (Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst.) et al.). Dec 1998. 14 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B447 (1999) 127-133
    DAPNIA-SPP-98-19, GX-127-1998, CHEM-BNL-C-4655-1998, MPI-H-V37-1998
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)01579-2

  82. 755 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  83. 748 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  84. 746 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  85. 738 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  86. 736 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  87. 733 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  88. 731 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  89. 730 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  90. 726 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Violation of CP Invariance, c Asymmetry, and Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe
    A.D. Sakharov. 1967.
    Published in Pisma Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 5 (1967) 32-35, JETP Lett. 5 (1967) 24-27, Sov.Phys.Usp. 34 (1991) 392-393, Usp.Fiz.Nauk 161 (1991) 61-64
    DOI: 10.1070/PU1991v034n05ABEH002497

  91. 726 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  92. 724 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    The Role of Resonances in Chiral Perturbation Theory
    G. Ecker (Vienna U.), J. Gasser (Bern U.), A. Pich (CERN), E. de Rafael (Marseille, CPT). Sep 1988. 32 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B321 (1989) 311-342
    CERN-TH-5185/88, UWThPh-1988-29, BUTP-88/18, CPT-88/PE-2158
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(89)90346-5

  93. 713 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  94. 713 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  95. 705 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Observation of top quark production in $\bar{p}p$ collisions
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Mar 1995. 18 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 74 (1995) 2626-2631
    FERMILAB-PUB-95-022-E, CDF-PUB-TOP-PUBLIC-3040, ANL-HEP-PR-95-44
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.2626
    e-Print: hep-ex/9503002 | PDF

  96. 704 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    Baryons in the 1/n Expansion
    Edward Witten (Harvard U.). Mar 1979. 59 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B160 (1979) 57-115
    HUTP-79-A007
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(79)90232-3

  97. 703 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  98. 700 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  99. 696 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2011