Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 edition)

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 2005 editions

26840 core citations up to the end of 2005PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 6551 core citations up to the end of 2005
  2. 5024 core citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 3920 core citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 3674 core citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 3520 core citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 3508 core citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 3206 core citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 3114 core citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 3048 core citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 2990 core citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 2870 core citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 2867 core citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 2816 core citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  14. 2804 core citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 2756 core citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 2714 core citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 2699 core citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 2666 core citations up to the end of 2005
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  19. 2660 core citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 2631 core citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 2630 core citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  22. 2608 core citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 2452 core citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 2411 core citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 2404 core citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 2373 core citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 2362 core citations up to the end of 2005
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  28. 2350 core citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 2348 core citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 2316 core citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 2286 core citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 2186 core citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 2157 core citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 2156 core citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 2111 core citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 2082 core citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 2052 core citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 2044 core citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 2031 core citations up to the end of 2005
    Resonance Amplification of Oscillations in Matter and Spectroscopy of Solar Neutrinos
    S.P. Mikheev, A.Yu. Smirnov (Moscow, INR). 1986. 8 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 42 (1985) 913-917, Yad.Fiz. 42 (1985) 1441-1448