Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 edition) in the hep-ph archive

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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 6772 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  2. 6383 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 5590 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 4482 citations up to the end of 2014
  5. 3848 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 2872 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 2754 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 2698 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  9. 2656 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 2647 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 2571 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 2487 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  13. 2376 citations up to the end of 2014
  14. 2073 citations up to the end of 2014
  15. 1991 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 1922 citations up to the end of 2014
  17. 1908 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 1759 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 1615 citations up to the end of 2014
    A Brief Introduction to PYTHIA 8.1
    Torbjorn Sjostrand (CERN & Lund U.), Stephen Mrenna (Fermilab), Peter Z. Skands (CERN & Fermilab). Oct 2007. 27 pp.
    Published in Comput.Phys.Commun. 178 (2008) 852-867
    CERN-LCGAPP-2007-04, LU-TP-07-28, FERMILAB-PUB-07-512-CD-T
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2008.01.036
    e-Print: arXiv:0710.3820 [hep-ph] | PDF

  20. 1581 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1469 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1458 citations up to the end of 2014
  23. 1392 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1352 citations up to the end of 2014
  25. 1343 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1326 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1324 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1322 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1296 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1274 citations up to the end of 2014
    Heavy quark symmetry
    Matthias Neubert (SLAC). Jun 1993. 186 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 245 (1994) 259-396
    SLAC-PUB-6263
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(94)90091-4
    e-Print: hep-ph/9306320 | PDF

  31. 1270 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1241 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1226 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1209 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1200 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1199 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1176 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1156 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1155 citations up to the end of 2014
  40. 1155 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1150 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1139 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1115 citations up to the end of 2014
  44. 1112 citations up to the end of 2014
    Instantons in QCD
    Thomas Schäfer (Washington U., Seattle), Edward V. Shuryak (SUNY, Stony Brook). Oct 1996. 133 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 70 (1998) 323-426
    DOE-ER-40561-293, INT-96-00-150
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.70.323
    e-Print: hep-ph/9610451 | PDF

  45. 1110 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1094 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1088 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1084 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1071 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 1071 citations up to the end of 2014
  51. 1069 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 1052 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 1046 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 1038 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 1037 citations up to the end of 2014
  56. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 1020 citations up to the end of 2014
  58. 1013 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 1000 citations up to the end of 2014
    Higgs boson production at the LHC
    M. Spira (Hamburg U.), A. Djouadi (Montreal U. & DESY), D. Graudenz (CERN), P.M. Zerwas (DESY). Feb 1995. 52 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B453 (1995) 17-82
    DESY-94-123, UDEM-GPP-TH-95-16, CERN-TH-95-30, CERN-TH-95-030
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00379-7
    e-Print: hep-ph/9504378 | PDF

  60. 999 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 994 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 989 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 977 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 974 citations up to the end of 2014
  65. 968 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 965 citations up to the end of 2014
  67. 958 citations up to the end of 2014
    Herwig++ Physics and Manual
    M. Bahr (Karlsruhe U., ITP) et al.. Mar 2008. 143 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C58 (2008) 639-707
    CERN-PH-TH-2008-038, CAVENDISH-HEP-08-03, KA-TP-05-2008, DCPT-08-22, IPPP-08-11, CP3-08-05
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-008-0798-9
    e-Print: arXiv:0803.0883 [hep-ph] | PDF

  68. 955 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 951 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 948 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 945 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 940 citations up to the end of 2014
  73. 940 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 932 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 931 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 926 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 924 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 922 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 922 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 921 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 919 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 918 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 917 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 915 citations up to the end of 2014
  85. 910 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 902 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 900 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 900 citations up to the end of 2014
  89. 890 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 889 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 888 citations up to the end of 2014
    Chiral dynamics in nucleons and nuclei
    V. Bernard (Strasbourg, CRN), Norbert Kaiser (Munich, Tech. U.), Ulf-G. Meissner (Bonn U.). Jan 1995. 153 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. E4 (1995) 193-346
    CRN-95-3, TK-95-1, CRN-95-3-AND-TK-95-1
    DOI: 10.1142/S0218301395000092
    e-Print: hep-ph/9501384 | PDF

  92. 884 citations up to the end of 2014
  93. 883 citations up to the end of 2014
  94. 879 citations up to the end of 2014
  95. 876 citations up to the end of 2014
  96. 876 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 873 citations up to the end of 2014
    The Snowmass points and slopes: Benchmarks for SUSY searches
    B.C. Allanach et al.. Feb 2002. 12 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C25 (2002) 113-123
    SLAC-PUB-9134, BNL-HET-02-6, CERN-TH-2002-020, DCPT-02-16, DESY-02-022, FERMILAB-CONF-02-011-T, HEPHY-PUB-751, IPPP-02-08, PM-01-69, UCD-2002-01, UFIFT-HEP-02-2, UMN-TH-2043-02, ZU-TH-3-02, SNOWMASS-2001-P125
    DOI: 10.1007/s10052-002-0949-3
    Presented at Conference: C01-06-30 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ph/0202233 | PDF

  98. 870 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 867 citations up to the end of 2014
  100. 864 citations up to the end of 2014