Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 edition) in the hep-ex 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 5816 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 5686 citations up to the end of 2015
  3. 4803 citations 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

  4. 2869 citations up to the end of 2015
    Observation of top quark production in $\bar{p}p$ collisions
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Mar 1995. 18 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 74 (1995) 2626-2631
    FERMILAB-PUB-95-022-E, CDF-PUB-TOP-PUBLIC-3040, ANL-HEP-PR-95-44
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.2626
    e-Print: hep-ex/9503002 | PDF

  5. 2586 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 2453 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 2386 citations up to the end of 2015
  8. 1985 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 1903 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 1767 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 1448 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 1414 citations up to the end of 2015
  13. 1387 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 1276 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 1249 citations up to the end of 2015
  16. 1230 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 1206 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 1157 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 1156 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1134 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1094 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1087 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 1077 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1026 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 964 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 958 citations up to the end of 2015
    The JHF-Kamioka neutrino project
    T2K Collaboration (Y. Itow (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jun 2001. 29 pp.
    KEK-REPORT-2001-4, ICRR-REPORT-477-2001-7, TRI-PP-01-05
    Prepared for Conference: C01-12-05.2, p.239-248 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/0106019 | PDF

  27. 949 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 938 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 913 citations up to the end of 2015
    Measurement of a small atmospheric muon-neutrino / electron-neutrino ratio
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Mar 1998. 14 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B433 (1998) 9-18
    ICRR-411-98-7, ICRR-REPORT-411-98-7, KEK-REPORT-97-258, SBHEP-98-1, NGTHEP-98-01, OULNS-98-04, RCNS-98-04, TIT-HPE-98-01, UWSEA-98-01, --OULNS-98-04
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00476-6
    e-Print: hep-ex/9803006 | PDF

  30. 913 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 850 citations up to the end of 2015
    Study of the atmospheric neutrino flux in the multi-GeV energy range
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). May 1998. 14 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B436 (1998) 33-41
    ICRR-REPORT-418-98-14, UCI-98-6, CSUDH-HEP-98-03, KEK-PREPRINT-98-41, LSU-HEPA-3-98, UMD-98-117, SBHEP-98-3, NGTHEP-98-03, OULNS-98-02, TKU-PAP-98-03, TIT-HPE-98-06, UWSEA-PUB-98-03, --LSU-HEPA-3-98, SBHEP98-3, NGTHEP.-98-03, --TIT-HPE-98-06
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00876-4
    e-Print: hep-ex/9805006 | PDF

  32. 836 citations up to the end of 2015
    Measurements of the solar neutrino flux from Super-Kamiokande's first 300 days
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda et al.). May 1998. 7 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1158-1162, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 4279
    ICRR-417-98-13, ICRR-REPORT-417-98-13, UCI-98-4, CSUDH-HEP-98-02, KEK-PREPRINT-98-40, LSU-HEPA-2-98, UMD-98-116, SBHEP-98-2, NGTHEP-98-02, OULNS-98-01, TKU-PAP-98-02, TIT-HPE-98-05, UWSEA-PUB-98-02, --LSU-HEPA-2-98, SBHEP98-2, NGTHEP.98-02, --TIT-HPE-98-05
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1158
    e-Print: hep-ex/9805021 | PDF

  33. 825 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 817 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 810 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 806 citations up to the end of 2015
    Observation of large CP violation in the neutral $B$ meson system
    Belle Collaboration (Kazuo Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Jul 2001. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 091802
    KEK-PREPRINT-2001-50, BELLE-PREPRINT-2001-10
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.091802
    e-Print: hep-ex/0107061 | PDF

  37. 784 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 783 citations up to the end of 2015
    Measurement of the flux and zenith angle distribution of upward through going muons by Super-Kamiokande
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Dec 1998. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 82 (1999) 2644-2648
    ICRR-REPORT-440-98-36, BUHEP-98-29, KEK-PREPRINT-98-203, OULNS-98-06, UCI-98-15, UMD-PP-99-061, LSU-HEPA-7-98, SBHEP-98-7
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.2644
    e-Print: hep-ex/9812014 | PDF

  39. 781 citations up to the end of 2015
  40. 780 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 771 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 768 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 748 citations up to the end of 2015
    Evidence for top quark production in $\bar{p}p$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 1.8$ TeV
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe et al.). May 1994. 17 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 73 (1994) 225-231
    FERMILAB-PUB-94-116-E, ANL-HEP-PR-94-61, CDF-PUB-TOP-PUBLIC-2595
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.225
    e-Print: hep-ex/9405005 | PDF

  44. 737 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 734 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 722 citations up to the end of 2015
  47. 722 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 712 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 701 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 698 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 686 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 676 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 666 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 666 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 658 citations up to the end of 2015
    Observation of a baryon resonance with positive strangeness in K+ collisions with Xe nuclei
    DIANA Collaboration (V.V. Barmin (Moscow, ITEP & Frascati) et al.). Apr 2003. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Atom.Nucl. 66 (2003) 1715-1718, Yad.Fiz. 66 (2003) 1763-1766
    DOI: 10.1134/1.1611587
    Talk given at Conference: C02-12-02.1 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/0304040 | PDF

  56. 655 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 644 citations up to the end of 2015
    Branching fraction and photon energy spectrum for $b \to s \gamma$
    CLEO Collaboration (S. Chen (Purdue U.) et al.). Aug 2001. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 251807
    CLNS-01-1751, CLEO-01-16
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.251807
    e-Print: hep-ex/0108032 | PDF

  58. 640 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 639 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 637 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 636 citations up to the end of 2015
  62. 631 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 629 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 620 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 613 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 607 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 601 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 600 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 589 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 581 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 580 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 577 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 572 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 569 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 565 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 553 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 553 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 545 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 543 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 543 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 539 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 539 citations up to the end of 2015
  83. 538 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 537 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 533 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 519 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 519 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 514 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 513 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 512 citations up to the end of 2015
    Observation of a narrow resonance of mass 2.46-GeV/c**2 decaying to D*+(s) pi0 and confirmation of the D*(sJ)(2317) state
    CLEO Collaboration (D. Besson (Kansas U.) et al.). May 2003. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D68 (2003) 032002, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D75 (2007) 119908
    CLNS-03-1826, CLEO-03-09, CLNS03-1826
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.119908, 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.032002
    e-Print: hep-ex/0305100 | PDF

  91. 510 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 508 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 507 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 502 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 498 citations up to the end of 2015
    Constraints on neutrino oscillation parameters from the measurement of day night solar neutrino fluxes at Super-Kamiokande
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Dec 1998. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 82 (1999) 1810-1814
    ICRR-REPORT-441-98-37, NGTHEP-98-01, TIT-HPE-99-01, KEK-PREPRINT-98-218, UCI-99-01, SBHEP-98-8, LSU-HEPA-1-99
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.1810
    e-Print: hep-ex/9812009 | PDF

  96. 498 citations up to the end of 2015
    Measurement of the solar neutrino energy spectrum using neutrino electron scattering
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Dec 1998. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 82 (1999) 2430-2434
    ICRR-REPORT-442-98-38, NGTHEP-98-02, TIT-HPE-99-02, KEK-PREPRINT-98-219, UCI-99-03, SBHEP-98-9, LSU-HEPA-2-99
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.2430
    e-Print: hep-ex/9812011 | PDF

  97. 493 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 492 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 490 citations up to the end of 2015
    Measurement of the positive muon anomalous magnetic moment to 0.7 ppm
    Muon g-2 Collaboration (G.W. Bennett (Brookhaven) et al.). Aug 2002. 5 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 89 (2002) 101804, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 89 (2002) 129903
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.101804
    e-Print: hep-ex/0208001 | PDF

  100. 489 citations up to the end of 2015