Top Cited Articles during 2016

The 40 most highly cited papers during 2016

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 2016 editions

4941 core citations in 2016PDG 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. 1602 core citations in 2016
  2. 1569 core citations in 2016
  3. 1486 core citations in 2016
  4. 1288 core citations in 2016
  5. 1133 core citations in 2016
  6. 1128 core citations in 2016
  7. 1080 core citations in 2016
  8. 964 core citations in 2016
  9. 959 core citations in 2016
  10. 867 core citations in 2016
    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

  11. 858 core citations in 2016
  12. 856 core citations in 2016
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  13. 832 core citations in 2016
  14. 698 core citations in 2016
  15. 666 core citations in 2016
  16. 641 core citations in 2016
    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

  17. 608 core citations in 2016
  18. 598 core citations in 2016
  19. 575 core citations in 2016
  20. 572 core citations in 2016
  21. 531 core citations in 2016
    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

  22. 518 core citations in 2016
  23. 494 core citations in 2016
  24. 489 core citations in 2016
  25. 478 core citations in 2016
  26. 478 core citations in 2016
  27. 475 core citations in 2016
  28. 474 core citations in 2016
  29. 470 core citations in 2016
  30. 464 core citations in 2016
    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

  31. 459 core citations in 2016
  32. 457 core citations in 2016
  33. 448 core citations in 2016
    Parton distributions for the LHC Run II
    NNPDF Collaboration (Richard D. Ball (U. Edinburgh, Higgs Ctr. Theor. Phys. & CERN) et al.). Oct 31, 2014. 138 pp.
    Published in JHEP 1504 (2015) 040
    EDINBURGH-2014-15, IFUM-1034-FT, CERN-PH-TH-2013-253, OUTP-14-11P, CAVENDISH-HEP-14-11
    DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2015)040
    e-Print: arXiv:1410.8849 [hep-ph] | PDF

  34. 443 core citations in 2016
  35. 423 core citations in 2016
  36. 423 core citations in 2016
  37. 405 core citations in 2016
  38. 395 core citations in 2016
  39. 389 core citations in 2016