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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 7224 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 7070 citations 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

  3. 5747 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 4785 citations up to the end of 2015
  5. 3952 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 3393 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 3165 citations 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

  8. 2797 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 2766 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 2763 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 2727 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 2691 citations 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

  13. 2425 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 2292 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 2195 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  16. 2089 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 2021 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 2017 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 1985 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1862 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1651 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1537 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 1531 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1522 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 1433 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 1421 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 1411 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 1395 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 1379 citations up to the end of 2015
  30. 1376 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 1368 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 1336 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 1312 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 1305 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 1297 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  36. 1292 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 1277 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 1249 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 1224 citations up to the end of 2015
  40. 1218 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 1213 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 1202 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 1198 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 1192 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 1161 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 1161 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  47. 1160 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 1149 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 1148 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  50. 1142 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 1128 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 1121 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 1120 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 1111 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 1109 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 1108 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 1106 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 1095 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 1087 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 1086 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 1080 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 1062 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 1061 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 1060 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 1056 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 1045 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 1042 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 1035 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 1023 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 1021 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 1016 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 999 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 996 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 995 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 992 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 988 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 983 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 981 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 975 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 974 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 972 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 970 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  83. 969 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 963 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 952 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 949 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 947 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 946 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 945 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 940 citations up to the end of 2015
  91. 938 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 937 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 934 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 930 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 926 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 924 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  97. 922 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 920 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 913 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 909 citations up to the end of 2015
    Heavy quarkonium: progress, puzzles, and opportunities
    N. Brambilla (Munich, Tech. U.) et al.. Oct 2010. 181 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C71 (2011) 1534
    SLAC-R-996, TUM-EFT-11-10, CLNS-10-2066, ANL-HEP-PR-10-44, ALBERTA-THY-11-10, CP3-10-37, FZJ-IKP-TH-2010-24, INT-PUB-10-059, JLAB-THY-11-1308, FERMILAB-PUB-10-737-T
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1534-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1010.5827 [hep-ph] | PDF