Top Cited Articles during 2016 in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2016 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. 1231 citations in 2016
  2. 1019 citations in 2016
  3. 917 citations in 2016
  4. 819 citations in 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

  5. 609 citations in 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

  6. 550 citations in 2016
  7. 496 citations in 2016
  8. 476 citations in 2016
  9. 457 citations in 2016
  10. 452 citations in 2016
  11. 433 citations in 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

  12. 432 citations in 2016
  13. 428 citations in 2016
    Parton distributions for the LHC Run II
    NNPDF Collaboration (Richard D. Ball (U. Edinburgh, Higgs Ctr. Theor. Phys. & CERN) et al.). Oct 31, 2014. 138 pp.
    Published in JHEP 1504 (2015) 040
    EDINBURGH-2014-15, IFUM-1034-FT, CERN-PH-TH-2013-253, OUTP-14-11P, CAVENDISH-HEP-14-11
    DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2015)040
    e-Print: arXiv:1410.8849 [hep-ph] | PDF

  14. 395 citations in 2016
  15. 368 citations in 2016
  16. 357 citations in 2016
  17. 332 citations in 2016
    Parton distributions with LHC data
    Richard D. Ball (Edinburgh U.) et al.. Jul 2012. 53 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B867 (2013) 244-289
    EDINBURGH-2012-08, IFUM-FT-997, FR-PHENO-2012-014, RWTH-TTK-12-25, CERN-PH-TH-2012-037, SFB-CPP-12-47
    DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2012.10.003
    e-Print: arXiv:1207.1303 [hep-ph] | PDF

  18. 327 citations in 2016
  19. 309 citations in 2016
  20. 308 citations in 2016
  21. 293 citations in 2016
  22. 291 citations in 2016
  23. 279 citations in 2016
  24. 274 citations in 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

  25. 263 citations in 2016
  26. 258 citations in 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

  27. 245 citations in 2016
  28. 245 citations in 2016
  29. 239 citations in 2016
  30. 235 citations in 2016
    Neutrino oscillations refitted
    D.V. Forero, M. Tortola, J.W.F. Valle (Valencia U., IFIC). May 29, 2014. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D90 (2014) no.9, 093006
    IFIC-14-38
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.093006
    e-Print: arXiv:1405.7540 [hep-ph] | PDF

  31. 234 citations in 2016
  32. 233 citations in 2016
  33. 229 citations in 2016
  34. 220 citations in 2016
  35. 218 citations in 2016
  36. 214 citations in 2016
    Tuning Monte Carlo Generators: The Perugia Tunes
    Peter Zeiler Skands (CERN). May 2010. 33 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D82 (2010) 074018
    MCNET-10-08, CERN-PH-TH-2010-113
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.82.074018
    e-Print: arXiv:1005.3457 [hep-ph] | PDF

  37. 214 citations in 2016
  38. 213 citations in 2016
  39. 212 citations in 2016
  40. 211 citations in 2016
  41. 208 citations in 2016
  42. 207 citations in 2016
  43. 207 citations in 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

  44. 206 citations in 2016
  45. 204 citations in 2016
  46. 201 citations in 2016
  47. 194 citations in 2016
  48. 189 citations in 2016
  49. 187 citations in 2016
  50. 186 citations in 2016
  51. 186 citations in 2016
  52. 185 citations in 2016
  53. 185 citations in 2016
  54. 184 citations in 2016
  55. 179 citations in 2016
  56. 178 citations in 2016
  57. 175 citations in 2016
  58. 175 citations in 2016
  59. 174 citations in 2016
  60. 173 citations in 2016
  61. 172 citations in 2016
  62. 172 citations in 2016
  63. 172 citations in 2016
  64. 172 citations in 2016
  65. 170 citations in 2016
  66. 169 citations in 2016
  67. 169 citations in 2016
  68. 165 citations in 2016
  69. 164 citations in 2016
  70. 161 citations in 2016
  71. 159 citations in 2016
  72. 158 citations in 2016
  73. 157 citations in 2016
    PDF4LHC recommendations for LHC Run II
    Jon Butterworth (University Coll. London) et al.. Oct 13, 2015. 65 pp.
    Published in J.Phys. G43 (2016) 023001
    OUTP-15-17P, SMU-HEP-15-12, TIF-UNIMI-2015-14, LCTS-2015-27, CERN-PH-TH-2015-249
    DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/43/2/023001
    e-Print: arXiv:1510.03865 [hep-ph] | PDF

  74. 156 citations in 2016
  75. 156 citations in 2016
  76. 155 citations in 2016
  77. 153 citations in 2016
  78. 153 citations in 2016
  79. 149 citations in 2016
  80. 148 citations in 2016
  81. 148 citations in 2016
  82. 146 citations in 2016
  83. 144 citations in 2016
  84. 144 citations in 2016
    The International Linear Collider Technical Design Report - Volume 2: Physics
    Howard Baer (ed.) (Oklahoma U.) et al.. Jun 26, 2013.
    ILC-REPORT-2013-040, ANL-HEP-TR-13-20, BNL-100603-2013-IR, IRFU-13-59, CERN-ATS-2013-037, COCKCROFT-13-10, CLNS-13-2085, DESY-13-062, FERMILAB-TM-2554, IHEP-AC-ILC-2013-001, INFN-13-04-LNF, JAI-2013-001, JINR-E9-2013-35, JLAB-R-2013-01, KEK-REPORT-2013-1, KNU-CHEP-ILC-2013-1, LLNL-TR-635539, SLAC-R-1004, ILC-HIGRADE-REPORT-2013-003
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.6352 [hep-ph] | PDF

  85. 144 citations in 2016
  86. 144 citations in 2016
  87. 143 citations in 2016
  88. 143 citations in 2016
  89. 142 citations in 2016
    Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation
    V.Alan Kostelecky (Indiana U.), Neil Russell (Northern Michigan U.). Jan 2008. 12 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 83 (2011) 11-31
    IUHET-511, IUHET-584, IUHET-591, IUHET-608
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.83.11
    e-Print: arXiv:0801.0287 [hep-ph] | PDF

  90. 142 citations in 2016
  91. 142 citations in 2016
  92. 142 citations in 2016
  93. 140 citations in 2016
  94. 140 citations in 2016
  95. 139 citations in 2016
  96. 139 citations in 2016
  97. 139 citations in 2016
  98. 139 citations in 2016
  99. 138 citations in 2016
  100. 138 citations in 2016