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 2018-12-30. 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. 7546 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 7221 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. 5880 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 4984 citations up to the end of 2015
  5. 4007 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 3540 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 3323 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. 2994 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 2940 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 2915 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 2907 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 2814 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: 10.1142/9789814307505_0001, 10.1142/9789812839657_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  13. 2482 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 2368 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 2298 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. 2197 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 2091 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 2053 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 2044 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1888 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1716 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1607 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 1576 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1555 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 1497 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 1467 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 1438 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 1438 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 1434 citations up to the end of 2015
  30. 1431 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 1404 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 1389 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 1341 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 1340 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 1340 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 1331 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 1294 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 1270 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 1249 citations up to the end of 2015
  40. 1247 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 1233 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 1221 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 1219 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 1216 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 1209 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 1207 citations up to the end of 2015
  47. 1198 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

  48. 1196 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 1192 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 1164 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 1160 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

  52. 1160 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 1152 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 1151 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 1135 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 1134 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 1129 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 1117 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 1117 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 1114 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 1111 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. 1110 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 1100 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 1099 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 1086 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 1079 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 1077 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 1060 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 1055 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 1051 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 1044 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 1033 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 1026 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 1025 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 1020 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 1011 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 1007 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 1004 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 1002 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 1001 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 993 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 993 citations up to the end of 2015
  83. 993 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 986 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 980 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 967 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 966 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 965 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 964 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 963 citations up to the end of 2015
  91. 963 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 956 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 955 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 950 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 947 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 946 citations up to the end of 2015
  97. 939 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 939 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

  99. 937 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 936 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