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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 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 2018-12-30. 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 6131 citations 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

  2. 5170 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 4240 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 3617 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 3560 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 2765 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 2262 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 2241 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 2098 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 2023 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1968 citations 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: 10.1142/9789814307505_0001, 10.1142/9789812839657_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  12. 1863 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1738 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1588 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 1570 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  16. 1562 citations up to the end of 2012
  17. 1507 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 1355 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 1309 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 1282 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 1218 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 1179 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 1176 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 1170 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 1141 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 1139 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 1122 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 1121 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 1106 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 1104 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 1095 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 1077 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 1074 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 1054 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 1029 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 1024 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 1018 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  38. 1017 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 1016 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 1012 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 985 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 972 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 965 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 964 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 958 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 955 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 938 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 936 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 928 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 911 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 907 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 905 citations up to the end of 2012
  53. 905 citations up to the end of 2012
  54. 904 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 891 citations up to the end of 2012
  56. 885 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 882 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 880 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 865 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 865 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 856 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 855 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 844 citations up to the end of 2012
  64. 833 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 831 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 831 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 827 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  68. 822 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 818 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 815 citations up to the end of 2012
  71. 812 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 808 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 804 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 802 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 802 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  76. 800 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 799 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 798 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  79. 794 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 794 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 786 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 783 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 782 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 778 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 778 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 772 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 767 citations up to the end of 2012
  88. 760 citations up to the end of 2012
    A Brief Introduction to PYTHIA 8.1
    Torbjorn Sjostrand (CERN & Lund U.), Stephen Mrenna (Fermilab), Peter Z. Skands (CERN & Fermilab). Oct 2007. 27 pp.
    Published in Comput.Phys.Commun. 178 (2008) 852-867
    CERN-LCGAPP-2007-04, LU-TP-07-28, FERMILAB-PUB-07-512-CD-T
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2008.01.036
    e-Print: arXiv:0710.3820 [hep-ph] | PDF

  89. 758 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 755 citations up to the end of 2012
  91. 743 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 743 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 734 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  94. 732 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 731 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 726 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 725 citations up to the end of 2012
  98. 725 citations up to the end of 2012
    Strong dynamics and electroweak symmetry breaking
    Christopher T. Hill (Fermilab), Elizabeth H. Simmons (Boston U. & Harvard U.). Mar 2002. 279 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 381 (2003) 235-402, Erratum: Phys.Rept. 390 (2004) 553-554
    FERMILAB-PUB-02-045-T, BUHEP-01-09, FERMI-PUB-02-045-T
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00140-6
    e-Print: hep-ph/0203079 | PDF

  99. 721 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 714 citations up to the end of 2012