Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 6696 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

  2. 6148 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 5528 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 4360 citations up to the end of 2014
  5. 3823 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 2721 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 2700 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 2618 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  9. 2582 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 2513 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 2504 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 2412 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  13. 2355 citations up to the end of 2014
  14. 2036 citations up to the end of 2014
  15. 1945 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 1907 citations up to the end of 2014
  17. 1858 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 1749 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 1577 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  20. 1555 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1448 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1438 citations up to the end of 2014
  23. 1352 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1325 citations up to the end of 2014
  25. 1318 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1311 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1310 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1283 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1256 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1253 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  31. 1246 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1215 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1211 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1199 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1191 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1186 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1165 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1148 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1146 citations up to the end of 2014
  40. 1131 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1129 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1115 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1104 citations up to the end of 2014
  44. 1104 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  45. 1103 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1083 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1076 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1066 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1057 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 1051 citations up to the end of 2014
  51. 1041 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 1029 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 1026 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 1020 citations up to the end of 2014
  56. 1012 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 1008 citations up to the end of 2014
  58. 1006 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 992 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 989 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 986 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  62. 981 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 968 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 961 citations up to the end of 2014
  65. 953 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 944 citations up to the end of 2014
  67. 943 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 937 citations up to the end of 2014
    Herwig++ Physics and Manual
    M. Bahr (Karlsruhe U., ITP) et al.. Mar 2008. 143 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C58 (2008) 639-707
    CERN-PH-TH-2008-038, CAVENDISH-HEP-08-03, KA-TP-05-2008, DCPT-08-22, IPPP-08-11, CP3-08-05
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-008-0798-9
    e-Print: arXiv:0803.0883 [hep-ph] | PDF

  69. 936 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 936 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 926 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 924 citations up to the end of 2014
  73. 920 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 918 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  75. 917 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 916 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 914 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 911 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 911 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 910 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 910 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 906 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 905 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 899 citations up to the end of 2014
  85. 894 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 893 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 889 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 881 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  89. 879 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 878 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 874 citations up to the end of 2014
  92. 872 citations up to the end of 2014
  93. 870 citations up to the end of 2014
  94. 866 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  95. 864 citations up to the end of 2014
  96. 862 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 860 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 859 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 858 citations up to the end of 2014
  100. 852 citations up to the end of 2014