Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 6366 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 5300 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 5122 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 3904 citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 3707 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 2645 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 2368 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 2281 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 2254 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 2240 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 2154 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 2078 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2064 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  14. 1881 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 1807 citations up to the end of 2013
  16. 1781 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 1622 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 1590 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 1348 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 1315 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1272 citations up to the end of 2013
  22. 1258 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 1246 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1220 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1205 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  26. 1203 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1187 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1160 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1154 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1144 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1139 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1130 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1127 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1112 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1106 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1104 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1079 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  38. 1064 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1062 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  40. 1038 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 1030 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 1027 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 1025 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 1024 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 1021 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 1009 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 991 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 986 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 980 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 972 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 971 citations up to the end of 2013
  52. 963 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 953 citations up to the end of 2013
  54. 951 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 918 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 917 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 911 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 909 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 908 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 906 citations up to the end of 2013
  61. 905 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 899 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 891 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  64. 884 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 883 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 882 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 877 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  68. 876 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 868 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 865 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 865 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 862 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 859 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 855 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 855 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 850 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  77. 850 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 844 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 844 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  80. 840 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 836 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 835 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 834 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 833 citations up to the end of 2013
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  86. 831 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 827 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 826 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 824 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 824 citations up to the end of 2013
  91. 815 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 811 citations up to the end of 2013
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  94. 802 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 797 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 797 citations up to the end of 2013
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  99. 789 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 785 citations up to the end of 2013