Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 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 2006 editions

29041 core citations up to the end of 2006PDG 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. 6702 core citations up to the end of 2006
  2. 5268 core citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 4497 core citations up to the end of 2006
  4. 3799 core citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 3670 core citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 3583 core citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 3334 core citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 3252 core citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 3224 core citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  10. 3170 core citations up to the end of 2006
  11. 3106 core citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 3077 core citations up to the end of 2006
  13. 3059 core citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 2979 core citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  15. 2962 core citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 2961 core citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 2875 core citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 2844 core citations up to the end of 2006
    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. 2799 core citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 2775 core citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 2762 core citations up to the end of 2006
  22. 2758 core citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 2725 core citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 2597 core citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 2588 core citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 2580 core citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  27. 2428 core citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 2423 core citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 2415 core citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 2402 core citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 2363 core citations up to the end of 2006
  32. 2340 core citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 2286 core citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 2259 core citations up to the end of 2006
  35. 2247 core citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 2214 core citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 2191 core citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 2176 core citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 2152 core citations up to the end of 2006