Top Cited Articles during 2016 in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2016 in the hep-th 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. 1100 citations in 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

  2. 672 citations in 2016
  3. 550 citations in 2016
  4. 372 citations in 2016
  5. 368 citations in 2016
  6. 277 citations in 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

  7. 262 citations in 2016
  8. 228 citations in 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

  9. 226 citations in 2016
  10. 205 citations in 2016
  11. 197 citations in 2016
  12. 197 citations in 2016
  13. 197 citations in 2016
  14. 195 citations in 2016
  15. 194 citations in 2016
  16. 192 citations in 2016
  17. 191 citations in 2016
  18. 186 citations in 2016
  19. 178 citations in 2016
    The World as a hologram
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Sep 1994. 38 pp.
    Published in J.Math.Phys. 36 (1995) 6377-6396
    SU-ITP-94-33
    DOI: 10.1063/1.531249
    e-Print: hep-th/9409089 | PDF

  20. 172 citations in 2016
  21. 169 citations in 2016
  22. 169 citations in 2016
  23. 162 citations in 2016
  24. 158 citations in 2016
  25. 156 citations in 2016
  26. 155 citations in 2016
  27. 151 citations in 2016
  28. 146 citations in 2016
  29. 145 citations in 2016
  30. 145 citations in 2016
  31. 143 citations in 2016
  32. 143 citations in 2016
  33. 141 citations in 2016
  34. 139 citations in 2016
    Seiberg-Witten prepotential from instanton counting
    Nikita A. Nekrasov (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette). Jun 2002. 34 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 7 (2003) no.5, 831-864
    ITEP-TH-22-02, IHES-P-04-22
    DOI: 10.4310/ATMP.2003.v7.n5.a4
    e-Print: hep-th/0206161 | PDF

  35. 134 citations in 2016
  36. 134 citations in 2016
    Massive Gravity
    Claudia de Rham (Case Western Reserve U.). Jan 16, 2014. 178 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 17 (2014) 7
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2014-7
    e-Print: arXiv:1401.4173 [hep-th] | PDF

  37. 128 citations in 2016
    Review of AdS/CFT Integrability: An Overview
    Niklas Beisert (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.) et al.. Dec 2010. 31 pp.
    Published in Lett.Math.Phys. 99 (2012) 3-32
    AEI-2010-175, CERN-PH-TH-2010-306, HU-EP-10-87, HU-MATH-2010-22, KCL-MTH-10-10, UMTG-270, UUITP-41-10
    DOI: 10.1007/s11005-011-0529-2
    e-Print: arXiv:1012.3982 [hep-th] | PDF

  38. 127 citations in 2016
  39. 124 citations in 2016
  40. 123 citations in 2016
  41. 123 citations in 2016
  42. 122 citations in 2016
  43. 121 citations in 2016
    A Stress tensor for Anti-de Sitter gravity
    Vijay Balasubramanian (Harvard U. & UC, Santa Barbara), Per Kraus (Chicago U., EFI). Feb 1999. 19 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 208 (1999) 413-428
    HUTP-99-A002, EFI-99-6, NSF-ITP-98-132
    DOI: 10.1007/s002200050764
    e-Print: hep-th/9902121 | PDF

  44. 120 citations in 2016
  45. 119 citations in 2016
  46. 117 citations in 2016
    Entropy and area
    Mark Srednicki (UC, Berkeley, CfPA & LBL, Berkeley). Mar 1993. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 71 (1993) 666-669
    LBL-33754, CFPA-93-02
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.666
    e-Print: hep-th/9303048 | PDF

  47. 117 citations in 2016
  48. 117 citations in 2016
  49. 117 citations in 2016
  50. 115 citations in 2016
  51. 115 citations in 2016
  52. 115 citations in 2016
  53. 113 citations in 2016
  54. 112 citations in 2016
  55. 110 citations in 2016
  56. 110 citations in 2016
  57. 109 citations in 2016
  58. 108 citations in 2016
  59. 107 citations in 2016
  60. 106 citations in 2016
  61. 105 citations in 2016
  62. 105 citations in 2016
  63. 104 citations in 2016
  64. 104 citations in 2016
  65. 104 citations in 2016
  66. 103 citations in 2016
  67. 102 citations in 2016
  68. 101 citations in 2016
  69. 101 citations in 2016
  70. 101 citations in 2016
  71. 100 citations in 2016
  72. 100 citations in 2016
  73. 99 citations in 2016
    Hawking radiation as tunneling
    Maulik K. Parikh (Princeton U. & Utrecht U.), Frank Wilczek (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1999. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 85 (2000) 5042-5045
    PUPT-1775, SPIN-1998-12, IASSNS-HEP-98-22, SPIN-1998-12-AND-IASSNS-HEP-98-22
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5042
    e-Print: hep-th/9907001 | PDF

  74. 99 citations in 2016
  75. 97 citations in 2016
  76. 95 citations in 2016
  77. 95 citations in 2016
  78. 95 citations in 2016
  79. 94 citations in 2016
  80. 93 citations in 2016
  81. 93 citations in 2016
  82. 92 citations in 2016
  83. 91 citations in 2016
  84. 88 citations in 2016
  85. 88 citations in 2016
  86. 88 citations in 2016
  87. 87 citations in 2016
  88. 86 citations in 2016
  89. 86 citations in 2016
  90. 86 citations in 2016
  91. 85 citations in 2016
  92. 85 citations in 2016
  93. 85 citations in 2016
  94. 84 citations in 2016
  95. 84 citations in 2016
    Lecture notes on holographic renormalization
    Kostas Skenderis (Princeton U.). Sep 2002. 43 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 19 (2002) 5849-5876
    PUTP-2047
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/19/22/306
    Prepared for European Winter School on The Quantum Structure Conference: C02-01-17 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0209067 | PDF

  96. 84 citations in 2016
  97. 83 citations in 2016
  98. 83 citations in 2016
  99. 83 citations in 2016
  100. 82 citations in 2016