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 2014-01-05. 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

3391 core citations in 2009PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics (RPP)
Particle Data Group Collaboration (J. Beringer (LBL, Berkeley) et al.). 2012. 1528 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 010001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.010001

  1. 978 core citations in 2009
  2. 873 core citations in 2009
  3. 647 core citations in 2009
  4. 584 core citations in 2009
  5. 566 core citations in 2009
  6. 530 core citations in 2009
  7. 480 core citations in 2009
  8. 453 core citations in 2009
  9. 438 core citations in 2009
  10. 429 core citations in 2009
  11. 426 core citations in 2009
  12. 403 core citations in 2009
  13. 375 core citations in 2009
  14. 367 core citations in 2009
  15. 340 core citations in 2009
  16. 299 core citations in 2009
  17. 296 core citations in 2009
  18. 294 core citations in 2009
  19. 291 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

  20. 290 core citations in 2009
    GEANT4: A Simulation toolkit
    GEANT4 Collaboration (S. Agostinelli et al.). Aug 2002. 86 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A506 (2003) 250-303
    SLAC-PUB-9350, FERMILAB-PUB-03-339
    DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(03)01368-8

  21. 290 core citations in 2009
  22. 287 core citations in 2009
  23. 285 core citations in 2009
  24. 284 core citations in 2009
  25. 283 core citations in 2009
  26. 282 core citations in 2009
  27. 281 core citations in 2009
  28. 280 core citations in 2009
  29. 279 core citations in 2009
  30. 276 core citations in 2009
  31. 268 core citations in 2009
  32. 258 core citations in 2009
  33. 255 core citations in 2009
  34. 254 core citations in 2009
  35. 251 core citations in 2009
  36. 250 core citations in 2009
    A Supersymmetry primer
    Stephen P. Martin (Michigan U.). Sep 1997. 88 pp.
    Published in In *Kane, G.L. (ed.): Perspectives on supersymmetry II* 1-153
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  37. 249 core citations in 2009
  38. 246 core citations in 2009
  39. 240 core citations in 2009