Top Cited Articles during 2018

The 40 most highly cited papers during 2018

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 2018 editions

4345 core citations in 2018PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 1642 core citations in 2018
  2. 1100 core citations in 2018
  3. 1083 core citations in 2018
  4. 1039 core citations in 2018
  5. 1035 core citations in 2018
    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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  6. 1004 core citations in 2018
  7. 984 core citations in 2018
  8. 927 core citations in 2018
  9. 775 core citations in 2018
  10. 754 core citations in 2018
  11. 699 core citations in 2018
  12. 677 core citations in 2018
  13. 658 core citations in 2018
    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

  14. 630 core citations in 2018
  15. 618 core citations in 2018
  16. 612 core citations in 2018
  17. 568 core citations in 2018
  18. 564 core citations in 2018
  19. 554 core citations in 2018
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  20. 548 core citations in 2018
    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

  21. 515 core citations in 2018
  22. 511 core citations in 2018
  23. 488 core citations in 2018
  24. 487 core citations in 2018
  25. 477 core citations in 2018
    A New Type of Isotropic Cosmological Models Without Singularity
    Alexei A. Starobinsky (Cambridge U. & Landau Inst.). 1980. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B91 (1980) 99-102, Phys.Lett. 91B (1980) 99-102, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 130-133
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(80)90670-X

  26. 475 core citations in 2018
  27. 474 core citations in 2018
  28. 420 core citations in 2018
  29. 419 core citations in 2018
  30. 415 core citations in 2018
  31. 412 core citations in 2018
  32. 412 core citations in 2018
  33. 398 core citations in 2018
  34. 397 core citations in 2018
  35. 372 core citations in 2018
  36. 367 core citations in 2018
  37. 360 core citations in 2018
  38. 360 core citations in 2018
  39. 357 core citations in 2018