Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) by hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 edition) cited by papers 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.

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25202 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 3682 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 3638 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 3075 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Neutrino Mass and Spontaneous Parity Violation
    Rabindra N. Mohapatra (City Coll., N.Y.), Goran Senjanovic (Maryland U.). Nov 1979. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 44 (1980) 912
    MDDP-TR-80-060, MDDP-PP-80-105, CCNY-HEP-79-10
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.44.912

  4. 2584 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 2566 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 2523 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 2318 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  8. 2272 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 2252 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  10. 2226 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 2191 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 2189 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 2114 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  14. 2082 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  15. 2062 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  16. 2054 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  17. 2036 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Quantum Chromodynamics
    I.I. Balitsky, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1978.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 28 (1978) 822-829, Yad.Fiz. 28 (1978) 1597-1611

  18. 1973 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 1951 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 1929 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 1820 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Nonabelian Gauge Theories
    E.A. Kuraev, L.N. Lipatov, Victor S. Fadin (Novosibirsk, IYF). 1977. 6 pp.
    Published in Sov.Phys.JETP 45 (1977) 199-204, Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 72 (1977) 377-389

  22. 1744 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  23. 1650 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 1595 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Deep inelastic e p scattering in perturbation theory
    V.N. Gribov, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1972.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 15 (1972) 438-450, Yad.Fiz. 15 (1972) 781-807
    IPTI-381-71

  25. 1578 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 1577 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 1562 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  28. 1548 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 1547 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Neutrino Masses in SU(2) x U(1) Theories
    J. Schechter, J.W.F. Valle (Syracuse U.). Jun 1980. 28 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D22 (1980) 2227
    SU-4217-167, COO-3533-167
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.22.2227

  30. 1544 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 1520 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 1519 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  33. 1518 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 1471 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 1466 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  36. 1431 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 1416 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 1404 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 1373 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 1332 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 1331 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 1324 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 1317 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  44. 1303 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 1287 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  46. 1258 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  47. 1193 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 1188 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 1155 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 1154 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 1149 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 1142 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    A Model of Leptons
    Steven Weinberg (MIT, LNS). Nov 1967. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 19 (1967) 1264-1266
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.19.1264

  53. 1135 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 1130 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 1092 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 1088 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Computation of the Quantum Effects Due to a Four-Dimensional Pseudoparticle
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Jun 1976. 59 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D14 (1976) 3432-3450, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D18 (1978) 2199
    PRINT-76-0551 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.18.2199.3, 10.1103/PhysRevD.14.3432

  57. 1088 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 1083 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 1079 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Horizontal Symmetry And Masses Of Neutrinos
    Tsutomu Yanagida (Tohoku U.). Feb 1979. 5 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C7902131 (1979) 95-99
    KEK-79-18-95
    Conference: C79-02-13.1 Proceedings

  60. 1078 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 1074 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    Juan Martin Maldacena (Harvard U.). Nov 1997. 21 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Theor.Phys. 38 (1999) 1113-1133, Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 2 (1998) 231-252
    HUTP-97-A097, HUTP-98-A097
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026654312961
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  62. 1070 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 1068 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 1063 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 1058 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 1053 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 1047 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 1046 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Violation of CP Invariance, c Asymmetry, and Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe
    A.D. Sakharov. 1967.
    Published in Pisma Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 5 (1967) 32-35, JETP Lett. 5 (1967) 24-27, Sov.Phys.Usp. 34 (1991) 392-393, Usp.Fiz.Nauk 161 (1991) 61-64
    DOI: 10.1070/PU1991v034n05ABEH002497

  69. 1040 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 1037 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  71. 1031 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  72. 1019 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 1019 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 1015 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 1014 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 1013 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 1008 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  78. 1005 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 995 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 984 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 979 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  82. 974 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  83. 964 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 960 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 959 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Symmetry Breaking Through Bell-Jackiw Anomalies
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Mar 1976. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 37 (1976) 8-11
    PRINT-76-0254 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.8

  86. 958 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    An Alternative to compactification
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Jun 1999. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 4690-4693
    MIT-CTP-2874, PUPT-1867, BUHEP-99-13
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4690
    e-Print: hep-th/9906064 | PDF

  87. 955 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 947 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  89. 946 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 945 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 945 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  92. 934 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 932 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 927 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  95. 926 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  96. 919 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 919 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 914 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 907 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016