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 2018-01-08. 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. 6080 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. 5116 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 4188 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 3591 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 3523 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 2694 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 2233 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 2201 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 2059 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 1982 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1940 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: 10.1142/9789812839657_0001, 10.1142/9789814307505_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  12. 1846 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1728 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1575 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 1549 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 1540 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

  17. 1490 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 1327 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 1300 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 1275 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 1197 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 1167 citations 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

  23. 1164 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 1155 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 1134 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 1129 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 1115 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 1110 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 1091 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 1089 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 1080 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 1068 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 1066 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 1020 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 1015 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

  36. 1012 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 1012 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 1009 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 999 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 966 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 961 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 957 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 956 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 955 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 950 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 945 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 934 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 929 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 926 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 903 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 898 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 895 citations up to the end of 2012
  53. 895 citations up to the end of 2012
  54. 889 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 885 citations up to the end of 2012
  56. 877 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 874 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 869 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 859 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 852 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 849 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 844 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 836 citations up to the end of 2012
  64. 828 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 827 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 826 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 823 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. 814 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 813 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 807 citations up to the end of 2012
  71. 806 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 804 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 797 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

  74. 797 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 792 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 791 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 789 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 789 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 788 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

  80. 788 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 782 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 776 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 775 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 775 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 771 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 768 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 757 citations up to the end of 2012
  88. 751 citations up to the end of 2012
  89. 749 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 747 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

  91. 734 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 730 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

  93. 728 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 726 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 724 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 717 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 717 citations up to the end of 2012
  98. 713 citations up to the end of 2012
  99. 711 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 706 citations up to the end of 2012
    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