Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 5667 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 4846 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 3446 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 2923 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 2899 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 2555 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 2136 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 1966 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 1745 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 1631 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  11. 1622 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 1610 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 1576 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1429 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1303 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1281 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1204 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 1115 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  19. 1109 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 1071 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1064 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1057 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1056 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1054 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1051 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 1036 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1016 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 1000 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 994 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 977 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 970 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  32. 935 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 929 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 922 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 910 citations up to the end of 2011
    Parton distributions for the LHC
    A.D. Martin (Durham U., IPPP), W.J. Stirling (Cambridge U.), R.S. Thorne, G. Watt (University Coll. London). Jan 2009. 157 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C63 (2009) 189-285
    IPPP-08-95, DCPT-08-190, CAVENDISH-HEP-08-16
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1072-5
    e-Print: arXiv:0901.0002 [hep-ph] | PDF

  36. 909 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 906 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 906 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 888 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 887 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 887 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 883 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 880 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 875 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 869 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 866 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 857 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 854 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 852 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 847 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 831 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 826 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 826 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 823 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 816 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 811 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 800 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 797 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 794 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 793 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 792 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 790 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 785 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 785 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 785 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 782 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 777 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  68. 767 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 765 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 759 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 757 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  72. 747 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 745 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 742 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 740 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 739 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 735 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 728 citations up to the end of 2011
  79. 727 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 722 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 711 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 708 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  83. 705 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 704 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 701 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 699 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 678 citations up to the end of 2011
  88. 676 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  89. 675 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 675 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 669 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 665 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 659 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 658 citations up to the end of 2011
  95. 648 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 645 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 642 citations up to the end of 2011
    Higgs boson production at the LHC
    M. Spira (Hamburg U.), A. Djouadi (Montreal U. & DESY), D. Graudenz (CERN), P.M. Zerwas (DESY). Feb 1995. 52 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B453 (1995) 17-82
    DESY-94-123, UDEM-GPP-TH-95-16, CERN-TH-95-30, CERN-TH-95-030
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00379-7
    e-Print: hep-ph/9504378 | PDF

  98. 638 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 636 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 636 citations up to the end of 2011