Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

31491 core citations up to the end of 2007PDG 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. 6864 core citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 5540 core citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 5136 core citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 3932 core citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 3824 core citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 3669 core citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 3665 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  8. 3494 core citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 3452 core citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 3422 core citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 3410 core citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 3326 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  13. 3306 core citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 3159 core citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 3090 core citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 3069 core citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 3039 core citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 3011 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 2982 core citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 2963 core citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 2875 core citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 2865 core citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 2861 core citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 2829 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  25. 2812 core citations up to the end of 2007
  26. 2751 core citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 2592 core citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 2559 core citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 2524 core citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 2520 core citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 2484 core citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 2447 core citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 2436 core citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 2389 core citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 2362 core citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 2345 core citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 2335 core citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 2321 core citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 2312 core citations up to the end of 2007