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 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 8150 citations up to the end of 2016
  2. 7366 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. 5915 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 5135 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 4142 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 4053 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 3625 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. 2996 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 2919 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 2894 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: 10.1142/9789812839657_0001, 10.1142/9789814307505_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  11. 2863 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

  12. 2851 citations up to the end of 2016
  13. 2800 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 2557 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 2490 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 2344 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 2255 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 2101 citations up to the end of 2016
  19. 2029 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 2005 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 1965 citations up to the end of 2016
  22. 1795 citations up to the end of 2016
  23. 1701 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 1671 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 1624 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 1568 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 1565 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 1552 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 1508 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 1500 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 1481 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 1475 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 1470 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 1424 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 1410 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 1409 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 1407 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 1372 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

  39. 1363 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 1343 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 1342 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  42. 1299 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 1298 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 1280 citations up to the end of 2016
  45. 1267 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 1253 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 1248 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 1244 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 1224 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 1223 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 1223 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 1214 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 1209 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 1190 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 1188 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

  56. 1186 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 1184 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 1179 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 1170 citations up to the end of 2016
  60. 1168 citations up to the end of 2016
  61. 1154 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

  62. 1144 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 1143 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 1136 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 1131 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 1128 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 1108 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 1092 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 1086 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 1079 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 1075 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 1066 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 1064 citations up to the end of 2016
  74. 1060 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 1057 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

  76. 1056 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 1050 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 1046 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 1044 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 1039 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 1039 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 1039 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 1033 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 1023 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 1017 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  86. 1016 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 1016 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 1012 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 1003 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 993 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 992 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 982 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 982 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 981 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 973 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 961 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 959 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 956 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

  99. 949 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 945 citations up to the end of 2016