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 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 6018 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. 5066 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 4052 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 3569 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 3419 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 2549 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 2215 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 2144 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 1936 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 1932 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1892 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. 1801 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1717 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1546 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 1540 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 1496 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. 1451 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 1291 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 1266 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 1261 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 1175 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 1150 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. 1144 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 1138 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 1126 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 1108 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 1103 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 1100 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 1081 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 1073 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 1062 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 1060 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 1036 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 1010 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

  35. 1010 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 1004 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 1003 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 1002 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 970 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 960 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 955 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 952 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 951 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 946 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 944 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 937 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 924 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 924 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 921 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 891 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 888 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 881 citations up to the end of 2012
  53. 879 citations up to the end of 2012
  54. 874 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 869 citations up to the end of 2012
  56. 864 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 861 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 857 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 854 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 839 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 839 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  62. 838 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 833 citations up to the end of 2012
  64. 820 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 818 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

  66. 817 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 816 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 811 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 807 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 800 citations up to the end of 2012
  71. 797 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 790 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

  73. 789 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 788 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 785 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 783 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 781 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 781 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 780 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 780 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

  81. 777 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 769 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 768 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 767 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 765 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 759 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 747 citations up to the end of 2012
  88. 736 citations up to the end of 2012
  89. 730 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

  90. 726 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

  91. 724 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 722 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 712 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 708 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 707 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 704 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

  97. 701 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

  98. 700 citations up to the end of 2012
  99. 699 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  100. 699 citations up to the end of 2012