Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 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 2018-01-08. 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 2017 editions

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 9182 citations up to the end of 2017
  2. 7796 citations up to the end of 2017
    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. 6168 citations up to the end of 2017
  4. 5525 citations up to the end of 2017
  5. 4906 citations up to the end of 2017
  6. 4168 citations up to the end of 2017
  7. 4034 citations up to the end of 2017
    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. 3555 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  9. 3321 citations up to the end of 2017
  10. 3170 citations up to the end of 2017
    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. 3087 citations up to the end of 2017
  12. 3066 citations up to the end of 2017
  13. 2991 citations up to the end of 2017
  14. 2874 citations up to the end of 2017
  15. 2582 citations up to the end of 2017
  16. 2558 citations up to the end of 2017
  17. 2451 citations up to the end of 2017
  18. 2425 citations up to the end of 2017
  19. 2302 citations up to the end of 2017
  20. 2233 citations up to the end of 2017
  21. 2155 citations up to the end of 2017
  22. 2114 citations up to the end of 2017
  23. 2107 citations up to the end of 2017
  24. 2094 citations up to the end of 2017
  25. 2014 citations up to the end of 2017
  26. 1799 citations up to the end of 2017
  27. 1710 citations up to the end of 2017
  28. 1710 citations up to the end of 2017
  29. 1702 citations up to the end of 2017
  30. 1636 citations up to the end of 2017
  31. 1625 citations up to the end of 2017
  32. 1602 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  33. 1596 citations up to the end of 2017
  34. 1585 citations up to the end of 2017
  35. 1577 citations up to the end of 2017
  36. 1548 citations up to the end of 2017
  37. 1539 citations up to the end of 2017
  38. 1500 citations up to the end of 2017
  39. 1499 citations up to the end of 2017
  40. 1415 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  41. 1409 citations up to the end of 2017
  42. 1379 citations up to the end of 2017
  43. 1377 citations up to the end of 2017
  44. 1346 citations up to the end of 2017
  45. 1331 citations up to the end of 2017
  46. 1323 citations up to the end of 2017
  47. 1323 citations up to the end of 2017
  48. 1320 citations up to the end of 2017
  49. 1300 citations up to the end of 2017
  50. 1294 citations up to the end of 2017
  51. 1294 citations up to the end of 2017
  52. 1286 citations up to the end of 2017
  53. 1281 citations up to the end of 2017
  54. 1278 citations up to the end of 2017
  55. 1277 citations up to the end of 2017
  56. 1266 citations up to the end of 2017
  57. 1260 citations up to the end of 2017
  58. 1247 citations up to the end of 2017
  59. 1244 citations up to the end of 2017
  60. 1242 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  61. 1239 citations up to the end of 2017
  62. 1236 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  63. 1230 citations up to the end of 2017
  64. 1228 citations up to the end of 2017
  65. 1215 citations up to the end of 2017
  66. 1206 citations up to the end of 2017
  67. 1198 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  68. 1193 citations up to the end of 2017
  69. 1181 citations up to the end of 2017
  70. 1169 citations up to the end of 2017
  71. 1146 citations up to the end of 2017
  72. 1138 citations up to the end of 2017
  73. 1135 citations up to the end of 2017
  74. 1134 citations up to the end of 2017
  75. 1132 citations up to the end of 2017
  76. 1130 citations up to the end of 2017
  77. 1118 citations up to the end of 2017
  78. 1116 citations up to the end of 2017
  79. 1116 citations up to the end of 2017
  80. 1110 citations up to the end of 2017
  81. 1103 citations up to the end of 2017
  82. 1100 citations up to the end of 2017
  83. 1093 citations up to the end of 2017
  84. 1091 citations up to the end of 2017
  85. 1087 citations up to the end of 2017
  86. 1079 citations up to the end of 2017
  87. 1067 citations up to the end of 2017
  88. 1065 citations up to the end of 2017
  89. 1061 citations up to the end of 2017
  90. 1059 citations up to the end of 2017
  91. 1057 citations up to the end of 2017
  92. 1053 citations up to the end of 2017
  93. 1041 citations up to the end of 2017
  94. 1039 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  95. 1036 citations up to the end of 2017
  96. 1022 citations up to the end of 2017
  97. 1019 citations up to the end of 2017
  98. 1017 citations up to the end of 2017
  99. 1008 citations up to the end of 2017
  100. 1008 citations up to the end of 2017