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 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 2012 editions

4165 core citations in 2012PDG 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. 1496 core citations in 2012
  2. 1326 core citations in 2012
  3. 1046 core citations in 2012
  4. 992 core citations in 2012
  5. 966 core citations in 2012
  6. 783 core citations in 2012
  7. 775 core citations in 2012
  8. 761 core citations in 2012
  9. 723 core citations in 2012
    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

  10. 714 core citations in 2012
  11. 686 core citations in 2012
  12. 629 core citations in 2012
  13. 609 core citations in 2012
  14. 588 core citations in 2012
  15. 582 core citations in 2012
  16. 513 core citations in 2012
    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

  17. 497 core citations in 2012
  18. 496 core citations in 2012
  19. 461 core citations in 2012
  20. 461 core citations in 2012
  21. 456 core citations in 2012
  22. 452 core citations in 2012
  23. 443 core citations in 2012
  24. 441 core citations in 2012
  25. 437 core citations in 2012
  26. 429 core citations in 2012
  27. 415 core citations in 2012
  28. 382 core citations in 2012
  29. 381 core citations in 2012
  30. 376 core citations in 2012
  31. 375 core citations in 2012
  32. 374 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. 370 core citations in 2012
  34. 370 core citations in 2012
  35. 365 core citations in 2012
  36. 364 core citations in 2012
  37. 355 core citations in 2012
  38. 354 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: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  39. 350 core citations in 2012