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

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

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 10979 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 7304 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 6353 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 5478 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

  5. 3611 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 3518 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 2713 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 2579 citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 2486 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 2324 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 2221 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 2161 citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 2155 citations up to the end of 2014
  14. 2106 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  15. 2087 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 2046 citations up to the end of 2014
  17. 2028 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 1975 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 1963 citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 1847 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1840 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1718 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1595 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1568 citations up to the end of 2014
  25. 1558 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1500 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1484 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1472 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1425 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1410 citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 1404 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1344 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1341 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1302 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1273 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1273 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1176 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1148 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1122 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1093 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1081 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1047 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1031 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  44. 1026 citations up to the end of 2014
  45. 1019 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1012 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1011 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1010 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1007 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 988 citations up to the end of 2014
  51. 980 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 975 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 969 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 962 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 954 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  56. 939 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 922 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  58. 915 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 906 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 896 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 895 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 875 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 856 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 856 citations up to the end of 2014
  65. 851 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 845 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  67. 838 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 833 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 832 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 820 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 809 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 802 citations up to the end of 2014
  73. 801 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 797 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 793 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 793 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 788 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 773 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 770 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 770 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 768 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 767 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 762 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 759 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  85. 759 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 751 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 750 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 722 citations up to the end of 2014
  89. 718 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 717 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 717 citations up to the end of 2014
  92. 717 citations up to the end of 2014
  93. 715 citations up to the end of 2014
  94. 714 citations up to the end of 2014
  95. 711 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  96. 707 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 705 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 700 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 691 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  100. 683 citations up to the end of 2014