Top Cited Articles during 2012

The 40 most highly cited papers during 2012

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 2012 editions

3791 core citations in 2012PDG 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. 1403 core citations in 2012
  2. 1255 core citations in 2012
  3. 999 core citations in 2012
    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

  4. 910 core citations in 2012
  5. 883 core citations in 2012
  6. 726 core citations in 2012
  7. 724 core citations in 2012
  8. 709 core citations in 2012
  9. 680 core citations in 2012
  10. 678 core citations in 2012
  11. 663 core citations in 2012
  12. 573 core citations in 2012
  13. 573 core citations in 2012
  14. 551 core citations in 2012
  15. 544 core citations in 2012
  16. 476 core citations in 2012
  17. 468 core citations in 2012
  18. 454 core citations in 2012
  19. 432 core citations in 2012
  20. 426 core citations in 2012
  21. 425 core citations in 2012
  22. 419 core citations in 2012
  23. 404 core citations in 2012
  24. 388 core citations in 2012
  25. 383 core citations in 2012
  26. 375 core citations in 2012
  27. 365 core citations in 2012
  28. 356 core citations in 2012
  29. 349 core citations in 2012
  30. 346 core citations in 2012
  31. 343 core citations in 2012
  32. 339 core citations in 2012
    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

  33. 334 core citations in 2012
  34. 333 core citations in 2012
  35. 331 core citations in 2012
  36. 329 core citations in 2012
  37. 328 core citations in 2012
  38. 325 core citations in 2012
  39. 324 core citations in 2012
    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