Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2010 editions

40046 core citations up to the end of 2010PDG 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. 7551 core citations up to the end of 2010
  2. 7546 core citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 6510 core citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 5083 core citations up to the end of 2010
  5. 4986 core citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  6. 4480 core citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 4476 core citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 4397 core citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 4324 core citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 4235 core citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  11. 3962 core citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 3924 core citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 3868 core citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 3729 core citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 3668 core citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  16. 3593 core citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 3558 core citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  18. 3544 core citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 3466 core citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 3458 core citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 3444 core citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 3433 core citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 3395 core citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 3335 core citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 3315 core citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 3229 core citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 3163 core citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 3150 core citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 3149 core citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 3109 core citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 2866 core citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 2845 core citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 2832 core citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 2782 core citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 2761 core citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 2750 core citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 2732 core citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 2700 core citations up to the end of 2010
  39. 2682 core citations up to the end of 2010