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 2018-12-30. 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

4223 core citations in 2012PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 1514 core citations in 2012
  2. 1332 core citations in 2012
  3. 1057 core citations in 2012
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    Juan Martin Maldacena (Harvard U.). Nov 1997. 21 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  4. 1014 core citations in 2012
  5. 979 core citations in 2012
  6. 790 core citations in 2012
  7. 788 core citations in 2012
  8. 764 core citations in 2012
  9. 742 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. 729 core citations in 2012
  11. 691 core citations in 2012
  12. 653 core citations in 2012
  13. 612 core citations in 2012
  14. 594 core citations in 2012
  15. 584 core citations in 2012
  16. 519 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. 512 core citations in 2012
  18. 510 core citations in 2012
  19. 473 core citations in 2012
  20. 468 core citations in 2012
  21. 465 core citations in 2012
  22. 455 core citations in 2012
  23. 452 core citations in 2012
  24. 450 core citations in 2012
  25. 441 core citations in 2012
  26. 440 core citations in 2012
  27. 427 core citations in 2012
  28. 391 core citations in 2012
  29. 390 core citations in 2012
  30. 386 core citations in 2012
  31. 384 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: 10.1142/9789814307505_0001, 10.1142/9789812839657_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  32. 381 core citations in 2012
  33. 379 core citations in 2012
  34. 373 core citations in 2012
  35. 370 core citations in 2012
  36. 369 core citations in 2012
  37. 361 core citations in 2012
  38. 358 core citations in 2012
  39. 357 core citations in 2012
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020