Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) by hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 edition) cited by papers 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.

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23743 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 3171 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  2. 3136 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  3. 2875 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Neutrino Mass and Spontaneous Parity Violation
    Rabindra N. Mohapatra (City Coll., N.Y.), Goran Senjanovic (Maryland U.). Nov 1979. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 44 (1980) 912
    MDDP-TR-80-060, MDDP-PP-80-105, CCNY-HEP-79-10
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.44.912

  4. 2545 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  5. 2516 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  6. 2273 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  7. 2237 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  8. 2184 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  9. 2173 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  10. 2120 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  11. 2114 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  12. 2025 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  13. 2023 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  14. 1971 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  15. 1957 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  16. 1949 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Quantum Chromodynamics
    I.I. Balitsky, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1978.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 28 (1978) 822-829, Yad.Fiz. 28 (1978) 1597-1611

  17. 1912 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  18. 1907 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  19. 1890 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  20. 1864 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  21. 1740 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Nonabelian Gauge Theories
    E.A. Kuraev, L.N. Lipatov, Victor S. Fadin (Novosibirsk, IYF). 1977. 6 pp.
    Published in Sov.Phys.JETP 45 (1977) 199-204, Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 72 (1977) 377-389

  22. 1667 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  23. 1558 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  24. 1525 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  25. 1505 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Deep inelastic e p scattering in perturbation theory
    V.N. Gribov, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1972.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 15 (1972) 438-450, Yad.Fiz. 15 (1972) 781-807
    IPTI-381-71

  26. 1489 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  27. 1483 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  28. 1479 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  29. 1476 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  30. 1475 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  31. 1448 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  32. 1405 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  33. 1396 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Neutrino Masses in SU(2) x U(1) Theories
    J. Schechter, J.W.F. Valle (Syracuse U.). Jun 1980. 28 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D22 (1980) 2227
    SU-4217-167, COO-3533-167
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.22.2227

  34. 1373 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  35. 1359 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  36. 1353 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  37. 1330 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  38. 1324 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  39. 1322 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  40. 1270 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  41. 1269 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  42. 1228 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  43. 1223 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  44. 1215 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  45. 1209 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  46. 1169 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  47. 1146 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  48. 1143 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  49. 1115 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  50. 1110 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    A Model of Leptons
    Steven Weinberg (MIT, LNS). Nov 1967. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 19 (1967) 1264-1266
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.19.1264

  51. 1095 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  52. 1088 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  53. 1086 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  54. 1079 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  55. 1075 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  56. 1057 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Computation of the Quantum Effects Due to a Four-Dimensional Pseudoparticle
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Jun 1976. 59 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D14 (1976) 3432-3450, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D18 (1978) 2199
    PRINT-76-0551 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.18.2199.3, 10.1103/PhysRevD.14.3432

  57. 1051 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  58. 1043 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  59. 1040 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  60. 1039 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  61. 1038 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  62. 1033 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  63. 1028 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  64. 1011 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  65. 1002 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  66. 996 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  67. 994 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  68. 989 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  69. 988 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  70. 982 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  71. 981 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  72. 981 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  73. 980 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  74. 968 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Violation of CP Invariance, c Asymmetry, and Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe
    A.D. Sakharov. 1967.
    Published in Pisma Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 5 (1967) 32-35, JETP Lett. 5 (1967) 24-27, Sov.Phys.Usp. 34 (1991) 392-393, Usp.Fiz.Nauk 161 (1991) 61-64
    DOI: 10.1070/PU1991v034n05ABEH002497

  75. 967 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Horizontal Symmetry And Masses Of Neutrinos
    Tsutomu Yanagida (Tohoku U.). Feb 1979. 5 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C7902131 (1979) 95-99
    KEK-79-18-95
    Conference: C79-02-13.1 Proceedings

  76. 965 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  77. 961 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  78. 951 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  79. 951 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  80. 949 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  81. 939 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  82. 934 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  83. 930 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  84. 925 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  85. 918 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Symmetry Breaking Through Bell-Jackiw Anomalies
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Mar 1976. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 37 (1976) 8-11
    PRINT-76-0254 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.8

  86. 916 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  87. 915 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  88. 914 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  89. 911 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  90. 909 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  91. 896 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  92. 896 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  93. 884 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  94. 880 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  95. 879 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    The Role of Resonances in Chiral Perturbation Theory
    G. Ecker (Vienna U.), J. Gasser (Bern U.), A. Pich (CERN), E. de Rafael (Marseille, CPT). Sep 1988. 32 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B321 (1989) 311-342
    CERN-TH-5185/88, UWThPh-1988-29, BUTP-88/18, CPT-88/PE-2158
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(89)90346-5

  96. 878 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  97. 875 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  98. 868 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  99. 864 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2015