Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 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 2006 editions

2006 reports for eprints

  1. 3370 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

  2. 3248 citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 2425 citations up to the end of 2006
  4. 1541 citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 1277 citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 1132 citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 1104 citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 1087 citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 1016 citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 965 citations up to the end of 2006
  11. 911 citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 891 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  13. 849 citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 782 citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 779 citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 766 citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 757 citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 756 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  19. 725 citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 718 citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 711 citations up to the end of 2006
  22. 710 citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 708 citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 683 citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 680 citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 678 citations up to the end of 2006
  27. 672 citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 651 citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 645 citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 635 citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 626 citations up to the end of 2006
  32. 619 citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 608 citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 603 citations up to the end of 2006
  35. 601 citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 589 citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 585 citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 583 citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 581 citations up to the end of 2006
  40. 572 citations up to the end of 2006
  41. 569 citations up to the end of 2006
  42. 568 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  43. 559 citations up to the end of 2006
  44. 552 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  45. 549 citations up to the end of 2006
  46. 543 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  47. 537 citations up to the end of 2006
  48. 529 citations up to the end of 2006
  49. 529 citations up to the end of 2006
  50. 521 citations up to the end of 2006
  51. 520 citations up to the end of 2006
  52. 517 citations up to the end of 2006
  53. 516 citations up to the end of 2006
  54. 514 citations up to the end of 2006
  55. 513 citations up to the end of 2006
    The Condensed matter physics of QCD
    Krishna Rajagopal, Frank Wilczek (MIT, LNS). Nov 2000. 91 pp.
    Published in In *Shifman, M. (ed.): At the frontier of particle physics, vol. 3* 2061-2151
    MIT-CTP-3049
    DOI: 10.1142/9789812810458_0043
    e-Print: hep-ph/0011333 | PDF

  56. 506 citations up to the end of 2006
  57. 505 citations up to the end of 2006
  58. 496 citations up to the end of 2006
  59. 495 citations up to the end of 2006
  60. 494 citations up to the end of 2006
  61. 490 citations up to the end of 2006
  62. 490 citations up to the end of 2006
  63. 488 citations up to the end of 2006
  64. 485 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  65. 485 citations up to the end of 2006
  66. 479 citations up to the end of 2006
  67. 475 citations up to the end of 2006
  68. 475 citations up to the end of 2006
  69. 473 citations up to the end of 2006
  70. 473 citations up to the end of 2006
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  75. 465 citations up to the end of 2006
  76. 463 citations up to the end of 2006
  77. 463 citations up to the end of 2006
  78. 462 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  79. 458 citations up to the end of 2006
  80. 454 citations up to the end of 2006
  81. 451 citations up to the end of 2006
  82. 450 citations up to the end of 2006
  83. 447 citations up to the end of 2006
  84. 446 citations up to the end of 2006
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  86. 445 citations up to the end of 2006
  87. 444 citations up to the end of 2006
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  90. 438 citations up to the end of 2006
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  92. 436 citations up to the end of 2006
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  94. 432 citations up to the end of 2006
  95. 432 citations up to the end of 2006
  96. 429 citations up to the end of 2006
  97. 428 citations up to the end of 2006
  98. 427 citations up to the end of 2006
  99. 422 citations up to the end of 2006
    Brane inflation
    G.R. Dvali (New York U. & ICTP, Trieste), S.H.Henry Tye (Cornell U., LNS). Dec 1998. 15 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B450 (1999) 72-82
    NYU-TH-12-98-01, CLNS-98-1600
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)00132-X
    e-Print: hep-ph/9812483 | PDF

  100. 421 citations up to the end of 2006