Top Cited Articles of All Time (2012 edition) by hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 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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19097 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012PDG 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. 2291 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  2. 2279 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  3. 2279 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  4. 2040 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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. 1977 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  6. 1877 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  7. 1852 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  8. 1804 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  9. 1755 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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. 1720 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  11. 1701 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  12. 1695 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  13. 1674 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  14. 1667 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  15. 1583 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  16. 1537 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  17. 1509 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  18. 1456 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  19. 1384 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  20. 1368 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  21. 1367 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  22. 1346 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  23. 1320 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  24. 1302 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  25. 1288 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  26. 1277 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  27. 1250 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  28. 1223 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  29. 1204 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  30. 1180 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  31. 1159 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  32. 1151 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  33. 1131 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  34. 1118 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  35. 1105 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  36. 1080 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  37. 1023 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  38. 1011 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  39. 1005 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  40. 1003 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  41. 1000 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  42. 997 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  43. 996 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  44. 995 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  45. 991 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  46. 973 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  47. 972 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  48. 962 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  49. 961 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  50. 936 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  51. 935 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  52. 931 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  53. 914 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  54. 906 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  55. 906 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  56. 899 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  57. 898 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  58. 890 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  59. 885 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  60. 884 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  61. 882 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  62. 882 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  63. 877 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  64. 867 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  65. 866 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  66. 852 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  67. 849 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  68. 847 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  69. 843 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  70. 834 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  71. 832 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  72. 824 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  73. 820 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  74. 814 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  75. 811 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  76. 808 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  77. 807 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  78. 801 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  79. 800 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  80. 794 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  81. 793 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  82. 790 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  83. 783 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  84. 777 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  85. 774 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  86. 774 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  87. 772 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  88. 772 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  89. 770 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  90. 769 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  91. 763 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  92. 761 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  93. 754 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  94. 740 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  95. 738 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  96. 737 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  97. 732 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  98. 731 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012
  99. 730 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2012