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 2016-12-31. 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

4278 core citations in 2016PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 1470 core citations in 2016
  2. 1442 core citations in 2016
  3. 1395 core citations in 2016
  4. 1223 core citations in 2016
  5. 1077 core citations in 2016
    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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  6. 1049 core citations in 2016
  7. 1016 core citations in 2016
  8. 911 core citations in 2016
  9. 813 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

  10. 786 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

  11. 768 core citations in 2016
  12. 750 core citations in 2016
  13. 689 core citations in 2016
  14. 661 core citations in 2016
  15. 606 core citations in 2016
  16. 605 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. 584 core citations in 2016
  18. 548 core citations in 2016
  19. 548 core citations in 2016
  20. 544 core citations in 2016
  21. 500 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. 494 core citations in 2016
  23. 475 core citations in 2016
  24. 468 core citations in 2016
  25. 454 core citations in 2016
  26. 451 core citations in 2016
  27. 451 core citations in 2016
  28. 449 core citations in 2016
  29. 447 core citations in 2016
  30. 432 core citations in 2016
  31. 428 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

  32. 428 core citations in 2016
  33. 422 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

  34. 421 core citations in 2016
  35. 393 core citations in 2016
  36. 383 core citations in 2016
  37. 382 core citations in 2016
  38. 365 core citations in 2016
  39. 363 core citations in 2016