Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2009 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 2009 editions

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 4786 citations up to the end of 2009
    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. 4263 citations up to the end of 2009
  3. 3075 citations up to the end of 2009
  4. 2135 citations up to the end of 2009
  5. 1963 citations up to the end of 2009
  6. 1925 citations up to the end of 2009
  7. 1556 citations up to the end of 2009
  8. 1491 citations up to the end of 2009
  9. 1411 citations up to the end of 2009
  10. 1259 citations up to the end of 2009
  11. 1235 citations up to the end of 2009
  12. 1133 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  13. 1101 citations up to the end of 2009
  14. 1069 citations up to the end of 2009
  15. 1032 citations up to the end of 2009
  16. 1027 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  17. 981 citations up to the end of 2009
  18. 966 citations up to the end of 2009
  19. 942 citations up to the end of 2009
  20. 923 citations up to the end of 2009
  21. 917 citations up to the end of 2009
  22. 910 citations up to the end of 2009
  23. 894 citations up to the end of 2009
  24. 894 citations up to the end of 2009
  25. 891 citations up to the end of 2009
  26. 885 citations up to the end of 2009
  27. 885 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  28. 871 citations up to the end of 2009
  29. 854 citations up to the end of 2009
  30. 847 citations up to the end of 2009
  31. 842 citations up to the end of 2009
  32. 837 citations up to the end of 2009
  33. 836 citations up to the end of 2009
  34. 830 citations up to the end of 2009
  35. 813 citations up to the end of 2009
  36. 790 citations up to the end of 2009
  37. 781 citations up to the end of 2009
  38. 777 citations up to the end of 2009
  39. 755 citations up to the end of 2009
  40. 748 citations up to the end of 2009
  41. 745 citations up to the end of 2009
  42. 742 citations up to the end of 2009
  43. 740 citations up to the end of 2009
  44. 736 citations up to the end of 2009
  45. 735 citations up to the end of 2009
  46. 727 citations up to the end of 2009
  47. 722 citations up to the end of 2009
  48. 717 citations up to the end of 2009
  49. 712 citations up to the end of 2009
  50. 706 citations up to the end of 2009
  51. 706 citations up to the end of 2009
  52. 703 citations up to the end of 2009
  53. 700 citations up to the end of 2009
  54. 690 citations up to the end of 2009
  55. 688 citations up to the end of 2009
  56. 686 citations up to the end of 2009
  57. 680 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  58. 673 citations up to the end of 2009
  59. 658 citations up to the end of 2009
  60. 656 citations up to the end of 2009
  61. 654 citations up to the end of 2009
  62. 654 citations up to the end of 2009
  63. 654 citations up to the end of 2009
  64. 649 citations up to the end of 2009
  65. 649 citations up to the end of 2009
  66. 647 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  67. 647 citations up to the end of 2009
  68. 641 citations up to the end of 2009
  69. 638 citations up to the end of 2009
  70. 626 citations up to the end of 2009
  71. 622 citations up to the end of 2009
  72. 621 citations up to the end of 2009
  73. 613 citations up to the end of 2009
  74. 613 citations up to the end of 2009
  75. 611 citations up to the end of 2009
  76. 611 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  77. 604 citations up to the end of 2009
  78. 603 citations up to the end of 2009
  79. 602 citations up to the end of 2009
  80. 595 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  81. 593 citations up to the end of 2009
  82. 591 citations up to the end of 2009
  83. 591 citations up to the end of 2009
  84. 586 citations up to the end of 2009
  85. 572 citations up to the end of 2009
  86. 570 citations up to the end of 2009
  87. 568 citations up to the end of 2009
  88. 564 citations up to the end of 2009
  89. 562 citations up to the end of 2009
  90. 558 citations up to the end of 2009
  91. 554 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  92. 553 citations up to the end of 2009
  93. 550 citations up to the end of 2009
  94. 547 citations up to the end of 2009
  95. 546 citations up to the end of 2009
  96. 544 citations up to the end of 2009
  97. 543 citations up to the end of 2009
  98. 539 citations up to the end of 2009
  99. 538 citations up to the end of 2009
  100. 536 citations up to the end of 2009