Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 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 2008 editions

2008 reports for eprints

  1. 4321 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 3939 citations up to the end of 2008
  3. 2866 citations up to the end of 2008
  4. 1873 citations up to the end of 2008
  5. 1807 citations up to the end of 2008
  6. 1592 citations up to the end of 2008
  7. 1355 citations up to the end of 2008
  8. 1311 citations up to the end of 2008
  9. 1291 citations up to the end of 2008
  10. 1207 citations up to the end of 2008
  11. 1173 citations up to the end of 2008
  12. 986 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 943 citations up to the end of 2008
  14. 925 citations up to the end of 2008
  15. 907 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  16. 885 citations up to the end of 2008
  17. 879 citations up to the end of 2008
  18. 867 citations up to the end of 2008
  19. 857 citations up to the end of 2008
  20. 853 citations up to the end of 2008
  21. 837 citations up to the end of 2008
  22. 836 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  23. 829 citations up to the end of 2008
  24. 819 citations up to the end of 2008
  25. 816 citations up to the end of 2008
  26. 814 citations up to the end of 2008
  27. 812 citations up to the end of 2008
  28. 804 citations up to the end of 2008
  29. 798 citations up to the end of 2008
  30. 790 citations up to the end of 2008
  31. 761 citations up to the end of 2008
  32. 753 citations up to the end of 2008
  33. 735 citations up to the end of 2008
  34. 729 citations up to the end of 2008
  35. 729 citations up to the end of 2008
  36. 718 citations up to the end of 2008
  37. 697 citations up to the end of 2008
  38. 693 citations up to the end of 2008
  39. 690 citations up to the end of 2008
  40. 685 citations up to the end of 2008
  41. 675 citations up to the end of 2008
  42. 674 citations up to the end of 2008
  43. 671 citations up to the end of 2008
  44. 671 citations up to the end of 2008
  45. 666 citations up to the end of 2008
  46. 656 citations up to the end of 2008
  47. 645 citations up to the end of 2008
  48. 644 citations up to the end of 2008
  49. 633 citations up to the end of 2008
  50. 633 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  51. 631 citations up to the end of 2008
  52. 627 citations up to the end of 2008
  53. 624 citations up to the end of 2008
  54. 622 citations up to the end of 2008
  55. 617 citations up to the end of 2008
  56. 616 citations up to the end of 2008
  57. 614 citations up to the end of 2008
  58. 612 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  59. 608 citations up to the end of 2008
  60. 607 citations up to the end of 2008
  61. 607 citations up to the end of 2008
  62. 606 citations up to the end of 2008
  63. 603 citations up to the end of 2008
  64. 600 citations up to the end of 2008
  65. 599 citations up to the end of 2008
  66. 594 citations up to the end of 2008
  67. 592 citations up to the end of 2008
  68. 585 citations up to the end of 2008
  69. 579 citations up to the end of 2008
  70. 578 citations up to the end of 2008
  71. 572 citations up to the end of 2008
  72. 561 citations up to the end of 2008
  73. 561 citations up to the end of 2008
  74. 553 citations up to the end of 2008
  75. 552 citations up to the end of 2008
  76. 552 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  77. 552 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  78. 549 citations up to the end of 2008
  79. 547 citations up to the end of 2008
  80. 546 citations up to the end of 2008
  81. 542 citations up to the end of 2008
  82. 542 citations up to the end of 2008
  83. 540 citations up to the end of 2008
  84. 534 citations up to the end of 2008
  85. 531 citations up to the end of 2008
  86. 530 citations up to the end of 2008
  87. 528 citations up to the end of 2008
  88. 528 citations up to the end of 2008
  89. 528 citations up to the end of 2008
  90. 521 citations up to the end of 2008
    The Snowmass points and slopes: Benchmarks for SUSY searches
    B.C. Allanach et al.. Feb 2002. 12 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C25 (2002) 113-123
    SLAC-PUB-9134, BNL-HET-02-6, CERN-TH-2002-020, DCPT-02-16, DESY-02-022, FERMILAB-CONF-02-011-T, HEPHY-PUB-751, IPPP-02-08, PM-01-69, UCD-2002-01, UFIFT-HEP-02-2, UMN-TH-2043-02, ZU-TH-3-02, SNOWMASS-2001-P125
    DOI: 10.1007/s10052-002-0949-3
    Presented at Conference: C01-06-30 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ph/0202233 | PDF

  91. 518 citations up to the end of 2008
  92. 516 citations up to the end of 2008
  93. 513 citations up to the end of 2008
  94. 512 citations up to the end of 2008
  95. 512 citations up to the end of 2008
  96. 511 citations up to the end of 2008
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  98. 509 citations up to the end of 2008
  99. 506 citations up to the end of 2008
  100. 503 citations up to the end of 2008