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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 5609 citations 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

  2. 4797 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 3424 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 2836 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 2800 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 2422 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 2118 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 1916 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 1703 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 1612 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 1594 citations 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

  12. 1539 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 1502 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1420 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1280 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1243 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1198 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 1099 citations 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

  19. 1089 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 1062 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1049 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1049 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1046 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1044 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1029 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 1028 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1014 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 995 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 984 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 973 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 965 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  32. 927 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 916 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 900 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 899 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 898 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 887 citations up to the end of 2011
    Parton distributions for the LHC
    A.D. Martin (Durham U., IPPP), W.J. Stirling (Cambridge U.), R.S. Thorne, G. Watt (University Coll. London). Jan 2009. 157 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C63 (2009) 189-285
    IPPP-08-95, DCPT-08-190, CAVENDISH-HEP-08-16
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1072-5
    e-Print: arXiv:0901.0002 [hep-ph] | PDF

  38. 886 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 883 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 876 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 874 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 871 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 868 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 866 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 862 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 858 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 851 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 846 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 846 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 833 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 821 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 819 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 816 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 814 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 808 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 795 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 793 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 793 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  59. 791 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 788 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 787 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 783 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 778 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 776 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 772 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  66. 765 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 760 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 759 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 755 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 751 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 750 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  72. 737 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 735 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 732 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 731 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 731 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 729 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 721 citations up to the end of 2011
  79. 719 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 715 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 706 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 705 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  83. 700 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 698 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 687 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 677 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 674 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  88. 673 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  89. 671 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 671 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 665 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 651 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 648 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 646 citations up to the end of 2011
  95. 642 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 637 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 636 citations up to the end of 2011
    Higgs boson production at the LHC
    M. Spira (Hamburg U.), A. Djouadi (Montreal U. & DESY), D. Graudenz (CERN), P.M. Zerwas (DESY). Feb 1995. 52 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B453 (1995) 17-82
    DESY-94-123, UDEM-GPP-TH-95-16, CERN-TH-95-30, CERN-TH-95-030
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00379-7
    e-Print: hep-ph/9504378 | PDF

  98. 634 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 626 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 626 citations up to the end of 2011