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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 edition) in the hep-th 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 10179 citations up to the end of 2013
    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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 6812 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 5940 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 5237 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  5. 3412 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 3364 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 2608 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 2406 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 2263 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 2243 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 2127 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2065 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2025 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 1983 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 1969 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  16. 1944 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 1934 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 1895 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 1815 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 1698 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1671 citations up to the end of 2013
  22. 1611 citations up to the end of 2013
    Cosmology and the Fate of Dilatation Symmetry
    C. Wetterich (DESY). Sep 29, 1987. 29 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B302 (1988) 668-696
    PRINT-87-0756, DESY-87-123
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90193-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1711.03844 [hep-th] | PDF

  23. 1568 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1526 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1496 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1416 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1405 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1378 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1340 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1333 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1310 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1299 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1216 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1182 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1162 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1159 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1148 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1141 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1044 citations up to the end of 2013
    Quantum field theory on noncommutative spaces
    Richard J. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.). Sep 2001. 103 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 378 (2003) 207-299
    HWM-01-35, EMPG-01-14
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00059-0
    Invited talk at Conference: C01-07-16
    e-Print: hep-th/0109162 | PDF

  40. 1027 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 992 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 990 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 989 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 967 citations up to the end of 2013
    Evidence for F theory
    Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.). Feb 1996. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B469 (1996) 403-418
    HUTP-96-A004
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00172-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9602022 | PDF

  45. 958 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 952 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 938 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 913 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 910 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 907 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 906 citations up to the end of 2013
  52. 903 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 902 citations up to the end of 2013
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  54. 902 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 894 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 886 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 875 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 861 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 851 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 842 citations up to the end of 2013
  61. 830 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 811 citations up to the end of 2013
    Hawking radiation as tunneling
    Maulik K. Parikh (Princeton U. & Utrecht U.), Frank Wilczek (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1999. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 85 (2000) 5042-5045
    PUPT-1775, SPIN-1998-12, IASSNS-HEP-98-22, SPIN-1998-12-AND-IASSNS-HEP-98-22
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5042
    e-Print: hep-th/9907001 | PDF

  63. 810 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 809 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 808 citations up to the end of 2013
    The Anthropic landscape of string theory
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Feb 2003. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Carr, Bernard (ed.): Universe or multiverse?* 247-266
    e-Print: hep-th/0302219 | PDF

  66. 795 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 795 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 787 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 773 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 771 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 765 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 762 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 753 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 752 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 749 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 747 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 735 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 735 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 720 citations up to the end of 2013
    CFT's from Calabi-Yau four folds
    Sergei Gukov (Princeton U.), Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jun 1999. 49 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B584 (2000) 69-108, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B608 (2001) 477-478
    HUTP-99-A034, IASSNS-HEP-99-52, PUPT-1864
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00289-9, 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  80. 720 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 709 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 707 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 705 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 698 citations up to the end of 2013
  85. 694 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 693 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 693 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 689 citations up to the end of 2013
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  89. 684 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 681 citations up to the end of 2013
  91. 679 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 677 citations up to the end of 2013
    An Early Proposal of 'Brane World'
    K. Akama (Saitama Medical Coll.). 1982. 5 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 176 (1982) 267-271
    SMC-PHYS-66, SMC-PHYS-160
    Published in the proceedings of Conference: C82-08-20, p., 267-271 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0001113 | PDF

  93. 676 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 674 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 671 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 665 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 657 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 657 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 656 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 649 citations up to the end of 2013
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF