Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 edition)

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 2014 editions

53628 core citations up to the end of 2014PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 10634 core citations up to the end of 2014
  2. 8963 core citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 7821 core citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 7085 core citations up to the end of 2014
  5. 6498 core citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  6. 6315 core citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 6190 core citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 5691 core citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 5339 core citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 5289 core citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 5251 core citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 5247 core citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 5182 core citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  14. 4855 core citations up to the end of 2014
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  15. 4746 core citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 4733 core citations up to the end of 2014
  17. 4523 core citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 4520 core citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 4486 core citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 4471 core citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 4332 core citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 4301 core citations up to the end of 2014
  23. 4283 core citations up to the end of 2014
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  24. 4258 core citations up to the end of 2014
  25. 4185 core citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 4168 core citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 4090 core citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 3973 core citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 3843 core citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 3836 core citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 3827 core citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 3734 core citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 3714 core citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 3692 core citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 3612 core citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 3479 core citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 3467 core citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 3436 core citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 3429 core citations up to the end of 2014