Top Cited Articles during 2009

The 40 most highly cited papers during 2009

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 2015-01-08. 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 2009 editions

3501 core citations in 2009PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group Collaboration (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 988 core citations in 2009
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    Juan Martin Maldacena (Harvard U.). Nov 1997. 19 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Theor.Phys. 38 (1999) 1113-1133, Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 2 (1998) 231-252
    HUTP-97-A097, HUTP-98-A097
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026654312961
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 900 core citations in 2009
  3. 651 core citations in 2009
  4. 586 core citations in 2009
  5. 575 core citations in 2009
  6. 549 core citations in 2009
  7. 500 core citations in 2009
  8. 473 core citations in 2009
  9. 457 core citations in 2009
  10. 441 core citations in 2009
  11. 433 core citations in 2009
  12. 411 core citations in 2009
  13. 385 core citations in 2009
  14. 381 core citations in 2009
  15. 356 core citations in 2009
  16. 351 core citations in 2009
  17. 312 core citations in 2009
  18. 310 core citations in 2009
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum-ibid. 46 (1976) 206-206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  19. 304 core citations in 2009
  20. 301 core citations in 2009
  21. 299 core citations in 2009
  22. 296 core citations in 2009
  23. 294 core citations in 2009
  24. 293 core citations in 2009
  25. 293 core citations in 2009
  26. 292 core citations in 2009
  27. 289 core citations in 2009
  28. 286 core citations in 2009
  29. 284 core citations in 2009
  30. 279 core citations in 2009
  31. 276 core citations in 2009
  32. 272 core citations in 2009
  33. 265 core citations in 2009
  34. 265 core citations in 2009
  35. 262 core citations in 2009
  36. 260 core citations in 2009
  37. 259 core citations in 2009
  38. 254 core citations in 2009
  39. 254 core citations in 2009
    A Supersymmetry primer
    Stephen P. Martin (Michigan U.). Sep 1997. 88 pp.
    Published in Adv.Ser.Direct.High Energy Phys. 21 (2010) 1-153
    DOI: 10.1142/9789814307505_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF