Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 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 2004 editions

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 2567 citations up to the end of 2004
  2. 2493 citations up to the end of 2004
    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. 1913 citations up to the end of 2004
  4. 1237 citations up to the end of 2004
  5. 1043 citations up to the end of 2004
  6. 886 citations up to the end of 2004
  7. 876 citations up to the end of 2004
  8. 805 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  9. 804 citations up to the end of 2004
  10. 771 citations up to the end of 2004
  11. 747 citations up to the end of 2004
  12. 739 citations up to the end of 2004
  13. 669 citations up to the end of 2004
  14. 632 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  15. 632 citations up to the end of 2004
  16. 625 citations up to the end of 2004
  17. 608 citations up to the end of 2004
  18. 603 citations up to the end of 2004
  19. 600 citations up to the end of 2004
  20. 598 citations up to the end of 2004
  21. 577 citations up to the end of 2004
  22. 567 citations up to the end of 2004
  23. 565 citations up to the end of 2004
  24. 560 citations up to the end of 2004
  25. 551 citations up to the end of 2004
  26. 542 citations up to the end of 2004
  27. 540 citations up to the end of 2004
  28. 539 citations up to the end of 2004
  29. 534 citations up to the end of 2004
    Measurement of the spin dependent structure function $g_1(x)$ of the proton
    Spin Muon (SMC) Collaboration (D. Adams et al.). Apr 1994. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B329 (1994) 399-406, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B339 (1994) 332-333
    DAPNIA-94-04, CERN-PPE-94-57, CERN-PPE-94-057
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90629-7, 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90793-5
    e-Print: hep-ph/9404270 | PDF

  30. 524 citations up to the end of 2004
  31. 503 citations up to the end of 2004
  32. 490 citations up to the end of 2004
  33. 481 citations up to the end of 2004
  34. 479 citations up to the end of 2004
  35. 476 citations up to the end of 2004
    CTEQ parton distributions and flavor dependence of sea quarks
    CTEQ Collaboration (James Botts (Michigan State U.) et al.). Feb 2, 1993. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B304 (1993) 159-166
    MSUHEP-92-27, FERMILAB-PUB-92-371, FSU-HEP-92-1225, ISU-NP-92-17
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(93)91416-K
    e-Print: hep-ph/9303255 | PDF

  36. 476 citations up to the end of 2004
  37. 473 citations up to the end of 2004
  38. 472 citations up to the end of 2004
  39. 466 citations up to the end of 2004
  40. 465 citations up to the end of 2004
  41. 460 citations up to the end of 2004
  42. 459 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  43. 454 citations up to the end of 2004
  44. 454 citations up to the end of 2004
  45. 450 citations up to the end of 2004
  46. 448 citations up to the end of 2004
  47. 447 citations up to the end of 2004
  48. 444 citations up to the end of 2004
  49. 441 citations up to the end of 2004
  50. 434 citations up to the end of 2004
  51. 429 citations up to the end of 2004
  52. 428 citations up to the end of 2004
  53. 427 citations up to the end of 2004
  54. 421 citations up to the end of 2004
  55. 420 citations up to the end of 2004
  56. 420 citations up to the end of 2004
    Weak radiative B meson decay beyond leading logarithms
    Konstantin G. Chetyrkin (Munich, Max Planck Inst.), Mikolaj Misiak (Zurich U.), Manfred Munz (Munich, Tech. U.). Dec 1996. 17 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B400 (1997) 206-219, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B425 (1998) 414
    ZU-TH-24-96, TUM-HEP-263-96, MPI-PHT-96-123
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)00324-9
    e-Print: hep-ph/9612313 | PDF

  57. 417 citations up to the end of 2004
  58. 417 citations up to the end of 2004
  59. 414 citations up to the end of 2004
  60. 412 citations up to the end of 2004
  61. 410 citations up to the end of 2004
  62. 409 citations up to the end of 2004
  63. 408 citations up to the end of 2004
  64. 407 citations up to the end of 2004
  65. 406 citations up to the end of 2004
  66. 405 citations up to the end of 2004
  67. 401 citations up to the end of 2004
  68. 395 citations up to the end of 2004
  69. 393 citations up to the end of 2004
  70. 391 citations up to the end of 2004
  71. 387 citations up to the end of 2004
  72. 386 citations up to the end of 2004
  73. 384 citations up to the end of 2004
  74. 383 citations up to the end of 2004
  75. 383 citations up to the end of 2004
  76. 382 citations up to the end of 2004
  77. 381 citations up to the end of 2004
  78. 381 citations up to the end of 2004
  79. 381 citations up to the end of 2004
  80. 378 citations up to the end of 2004
  81. 378 citations up to the end of 2004
  82. 378 citations up to the end of 2004
  83. 377 citations up to the end of 2004
  84. 376 citations up to the end of 2004
  85. 370 citations up to the end of 2004
  86. 369 citations up to the end of 2004
  87. 366 citations up to the end of 2004
  88. 366 citations up to the end of 2004
  89. 363 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  90. 362 citations up to the end of 2004
  91. 362 citations up to the end of 2004
  92. 361 citations up to the end of 2004
  93. 357 citations up to the end of 2004
  94. 347 citations up to the end of 2004
  95. 342 citations up to the end of 2004
  96. 341 citations up to the end of 2004
  97. 337 citations up to the end of 2004
  98. 335 citations up to the end of 2004
  99. 332 citations up to the end of 2004
  100. 331 citations up to the end of 2004