Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 8510 citations up to the end of 2016
  2. 7496 citations up to the end of 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

  3. 6016 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 5290 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 4268 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 4091 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 3764 citations up to the end of 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

  8. 3092 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 3020 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  10. 3018 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 3008 citations up to the end of 2016
  12. 2972 citations up to the end of 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

  13. 2964 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 2627 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 2516 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 2399 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 2332 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 2127 citations up to the end of 2016
  19. 2082 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 2071 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 1983 citations up to the end of 2016
  22. 1888 citations up to the end of 2016
  23. 1779 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 1732 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 1641 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 1637 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 1633 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 1604 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 1530 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 1522 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 1513 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 1492 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 1492 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 1470 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 1468 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 1461 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 1431 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 1423 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  39. 1408 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 1369 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  41. 1358 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 1338 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 1314 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 1296 citations up to the end of 2016
  45. 1281 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 1272 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 1270 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 1269 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 1263 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 1254 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 1244 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 1238 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 1237 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 1233 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 1208 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 1207 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 1204 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  58. 1196 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 1192 citations up to the end of 2016
  60. 1191 citations up to the end of 2016
  61. 1183 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  62. 1170 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 1160 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 1155 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 1154 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 1147 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 1135 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 1129 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 1119 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 1096 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 1093 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 1091 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 1087 citations up to the end of 2016
    Heavy quarkonium: progress, puzzles, and opportunities
    N. Brambilla (Munich, Tech. U.) et al.. Oct 2010. 181 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C71 (2011) 1534
    SLAC-R-996, TUM-EFT-11-10, CLNS-10-2066, ANL-HEP-PR-10-44, ALBERTA-THY-11-10, CP3-10-37, FZJ-IKP-TH-2010-24, INT-PUB-10-059, JLAB-THY-11-1308, FERMILAB-PUB-10-737-T
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1534-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1010.5827 [hep-ph] | PDF

  74. 1078 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 1077 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 1077 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 1074 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 1066 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 1063 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 1056 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 1055 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 1053 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 1045 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 1045 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 1045 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 1036 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 1035 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 1029 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 1023 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 1016 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 1006 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 996 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 994 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 992 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 985 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 978 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 974 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 970 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  99. 964 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 960 citations up to the end of 2016