Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 edition)

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 2013 editions

50180 core citations up to the end of 2013PDG 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. 9865 core citations up to the end of 2013
  2. 8617 core citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 7504 core citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 6611 core citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 6171 core citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  6. 5785 core citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 5373 core citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 5238 core citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 5112 core citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 4989 core citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 4955 core citations up to the end of 2013
    An Alternative to compactification
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Jun 1999. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 4690-4693
    MIT-CTP-2874, PUPT-1867, BUHEP-99-13
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4690
    e-Print: hep-th/9906064 | PDF

  12. 4784 core citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 4710 core citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 4519 core citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  15. 4400 core citations up to the end of 2013
  16. 4342 core citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 4322 core citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 4310 core citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 4273 core citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 4164 core citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 4105 core citations up to the end of 2013
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  22. 3973 core citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 3933 core citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 3931 core citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 3866 core citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 3837 core citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 3708 core citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 3692 core citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 3688 core citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 3599 core citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 3553 core citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 3366 core citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 3360 core citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 3343 core citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 3285 core citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 3281 core citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 3261 core citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 3245 core citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 3205 core citations up to the end of 2013