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 2014-01-05. 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

3642 core citations in 2012PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics (RPP)
Particle Data Group Collaboration (J. Beringer (LBL, Berkeley) et al.). 2012. 1528 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 010001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.010001

  1. 1419 core citations in 2012
  2. 1207 core citations in 2012
  3. 972 core citations in 2012
  4. 876 core citations in 2012
    GEANT4: A Simulation toolkit
    GEANT4 Collaboration (S. Agostinelli et al.). Aug 2002. 86 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A506 (2003) 250-303
    SLAC-PUB-9350, FERMILAB-PUB-03-339
    DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(03)01368-8

  5. 745 core citations in 2012
  6. 731 core citations in 2012
  7. 687 core citations in 2012
  8. 680 core citations in 2012
  9. 673 core citations in 2012
  10. 665 core citations in 2012
  11. 650 core citations in 2012
  12. 565 core citations in 2012
  13. 551 core citations in 2012
  14. 524 core citations in 2012
  15. 512 core citations in 2012
  16. 472 core citations in 2012
  17. 463 core citations in 2012
  18. 450 core citations in 2012
  19. 441 core citations in 2012
  20. 409 core citations in 2012
  21. 406 core citations in 2012
  22. 404 core citations in 2012
  23. 398 core citations in 2012
  24. 371 core citations in 2012
  25. 367 core citations in 2012
  26. 362 core citations in 2012
  27. 359 core citations in 2012
  28. 356 core citations in 2012
  29. 341 core citations in 2012
  30. 336 core citations in 2012
  31. 334 core citations in 2012
    A Supersymmetry primer
    Stephen P. Martin (Michigan U.). Sep 1997. 88 pp.
    Published in In *Kane, G.L. (ed.): Perspectives on supersymmetry II* 1-153
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  32. 334 core citations in 2012
  33. 326 core citations in 2012
  34. 323 core citations in 2012
  35. 319 core citations in 2012
  36. 319 core citations in 2012
  37. 312 core citations in 2012
  38. 311 core citations in 2012
  39. 310 core citations in 2012