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 2018-01-08. 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. 7519 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 7156 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. 5818 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 4916 citations up to the end of 2015
  5. 3977 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 3468 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 3266 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. 2920 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 2877 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 2867 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 2840 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 2779 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. 2448 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 2339 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 2249 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. 2148 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 2060 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 2034 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 2032 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1873 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1688 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1577 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 1558 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1547 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 1501 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 1440 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 1431 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 1423 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 1417 citations up to the end of 2015
  30. 1408 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 1388 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 1383 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 1331 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 1325 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 1320 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. 1318 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 1285 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 1259 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 1241 citations up to the end of 2015
  40. 1231 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 1224 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 1214 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 1209 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 1203 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 1200 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 1192 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. 1181 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 1178 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 1166 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 1158 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

  51. 1158 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 1143 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 1140 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 1132 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 1132 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 1121 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 1115 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 1109 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 1101 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 1101 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 1097 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. 1083 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 1073 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 1071 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 1069 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 1069 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 1049 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 1047 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 1046 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 1033 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 1029 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 1027 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 1012 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 1010 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 1005 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 1002 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 997 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 996 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 992 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 992 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 987 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 987 citations up to the end of 2015
  83. 982 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 976 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 968 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 961 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 960 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 958 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 956 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 954 citations up to the end of 2015
  91. 953 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 948 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 944 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 942 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 938 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 934 citations up to the end of 2015
  97. 934 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 933 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 931 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

  100. 924 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