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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 8583 citations up to the end of 2016
  2. 7577 citations 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

  3. 6089 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 5373 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 4378 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 4129 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 3850 citations 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

  8. 3151 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 3096 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 3096 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 3076 citations 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: 10.1142/9789814307505_0001, 10.1142/9789812839657_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  12. 3051 citations 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

  13. 3041 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 2668 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 2556 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 2453 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 2396 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 2140 citations up to the end of 2016
  19. 2122 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 2101 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 2001 citations up to the end of 2016
  22. 1902 citations up to the end of 2016
  23. 1810 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 1768 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 1657 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 1654 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 1647 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 1625 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 1550 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 1537 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 1520 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 1516 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 1512 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 1498 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 1492 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 1489 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 1461 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 1450 citations up to the end of 2016
  39. 1442 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  40. 1381 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 1367 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 1348 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 1321 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 1310 citations up to the end of 2016
  45. 1295 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 1291 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 1285 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 1281 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 1281 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 1279 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 1269 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 1264 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 1247 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 1242 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 1222 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 1217 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 1209 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 1206 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  59. 1206 citations up to the end of 2016
  60. 1201 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  61. 1195 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 1194 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 1171 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 1163 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 1162 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 1159 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 1153 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 1152 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 1151 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 1139 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 1123 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 1101 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 1100 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  74. 1097 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 1093 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 1086 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 1086 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 1084 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 1074 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 1073 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 1068 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 1064 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 1061 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 1058 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 1054 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 1043 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 1043 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 1042 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 1040 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 1032 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 1014 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 1003 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 1002 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 999 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 995 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 990 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 986 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 984 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 979 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 977 citations up to the end of 2016