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 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 6045 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 5899 citations up to the end of 2015
  3. 5016 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. 3027 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. 2713 citations up to the end of 2015
    Observation of the top quark
    D0 Collaboration (S. Abachi (Fermilab) et al.). Mar 1995. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 74 (1995) 2632-2637
    FERMILAB-PUB-95-028-E, D0-2698, D0-PUB-95-7
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.2632
    e-Print: hep-ex/9503003 | PDF

  6. 2538 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 2530 citations up to the end of 2015
  8. 2060 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 1996 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 1824 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 1507 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 1459 citations up to the end of 2015
  13. 1459 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 1334 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 1294 citations up to the end of 2015
  16. 1284 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 1237 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 1199 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 1188 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1186 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1161 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1127 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 1105 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1050 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 1001 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 997 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 995 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

  28. 960 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 929 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, 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. 929 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 872 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, UMD-98-117, SBHEP-98-3, NGTHEP-98-03, OULNS-98-02, TKU-PAP-98-03, 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. 862 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, UMD-98-116, SBHEP-98-2, NGTHEP-98-02, OULNS-98-01, TKU-PAP-98-02, UWSEA-PUB-98-02, LSU-HEPA-2-98, SBHEP98-2, NGTHEP.98-02, TIT-HPE-98-05
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.4279, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1158
    e-Print: hep-ex/9805021 | PDF

  33. 861 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 855 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 853 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 849 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. 817 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 814 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 805 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

  40. 805 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 800 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 799 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 773 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 772 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 772 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 763 citations up to the end of 2015
  47. 751 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 750 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 744 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 727 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 721 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 695 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 687 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 681 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 677 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 672 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

  57. 666 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 663 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 662 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 655 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 654 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

  62. 654 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 652 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 639 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 628 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 628 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 627 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 618 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 618 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 617 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 599 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 598 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 597 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 589 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 586 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 580 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 569 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 562 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 562 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 554 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 553 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 552 citations up to the end of 2015
  83. 552 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 550 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 541 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 537 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 534 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 528 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 525 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 523 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.68.032002, 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.119908
    e-Print: hep-ex/0305100 | PDF

  91. 523 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 519 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 517 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 516 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 513 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 508 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

  97. 508 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

  98. 504 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 503 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 501 citations up to the end of 2015