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 2016-01-04. 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

3907 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. 1424 core citations in 2012
  2. 1288 core citations in 2012
  3. 1022 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. 932 core citations in 2012
  5. 904 core citations in 2012
  6. 742 core citations in 2012
  7. 738 core citations in 2012
  8. 724 core citations in 2012
  9. 688 core citations in 2012
  10. 686 core citations in 2012
  11. 675 core citations in 2012
  12. 585 core citations in 2012
  13. 582 core citations in 2012
  14. 564 core citations in 2012
  15. 559 core citations in 2012
  16. 489 core citations in 2012
  17. 474 core citations in 2012
  18. 465 core citations in 2012
  19. 437 core citations in 2012
  20. 435 core citations in 2012
  21. 433 core citations in 2012
  22. 424 core citations in 2012
  23. 415 core citations in 2012
  24. 410 core citations in 2012
  25. 396 core citations in 2012
  26. 393 core citations in 2012
  27. 370 core citations in 2012
  28. 360 core citations in 2012
  29. 359 core citations in 2012
  30. 355 core citations in 2012
  31. 351 core citations in 2012
  32. 346 core citations in 2012
    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

  33. 346 core citations in 2012
  34. 343 core citations in 2012
  35. 343 core citations in 2012
  36. 342 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, Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  37. 342 core citations in 2012
  38. 342 core citations in 2012
  39. 335 core citations in 2012