Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 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 2019-12-29. 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 2005 editions

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 2952 citations up to the end of 2005
    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. 2948 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2194 citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 1414 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1106 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 997 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 980 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 953 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 946 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 893 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 857 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 823 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 758 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 722 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 701 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  16. 696 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 670 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 660 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 659 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 658 citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 649 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 647 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 641 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 639 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 639 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 637 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 631 citations up to the end of 2005
  28. 603 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 597 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 593 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 587 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 584 citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 548 citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 540 citations up to the end of 2005
    Measurement of the spin dependent structure function $g_1(x)$ of the proton
    Spin Muon (SMC) Collaboration (D. Adams et al.). Apr 1994. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B329 (1994) 399-406, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B339 (1994) 332-333
    DAPNIA-94-04, CERN-PPE-94-57, CERN-PPE-94-057
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90793-5, 10.1016/0370-2693(94)90629-7
    e-Print: hep-ph/9404270 | PDF

  35. 538 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 534 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 532 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 526 citations up to the end of 2005
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  40. 516 citations up to the end of 2005
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  42. 512 citations up to the end of 2005
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  45. 502 citations up to the end of 2005
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  47. 496 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 486 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 483 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 483 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 482 citations up to the end of 2005
    CTEQ parton distributions and flavor dependence of sea quarks
    CTEQ Collaboration (James Botts (Michigan State U.) et al.). Feb 2, 1993. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B304 (1993) 159-166
    MSUHEP-92-27, FERMILAB-PUB-92-371, FSU-HEP-92-1225, ISU-NP-92-17
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(93)91416-K
    e-Print: hep-ph/9303255 | PDF

  52. 481 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 474 citations up to the end of 2005
  54. 469 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 468 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 464 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 463 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 460 citations up to the end of 2005
  59. 460 citations up to the end of 2005
    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: 10.1142/9789814307505_0001, 10.1142/9789812839657_0001
    e-Print: hep-ph/9709356 | PDF

  60. 459 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 459 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 453 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 452 citations up to the end of 2005
  64. 446 citations up to the end of 2005
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  66. 444 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 442 citations up to the end of 2005
  68. 441 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 439 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 437 citations up to the end of 2005
    Weak radiative B meson decay beyond leading logarithms
    Konstantin G. Chetyrkin (Munich, Max Planck Inst.), Mikolaj Misiak (Zurich U.), Manfred Munz (Munich, Tech. U.). Dec 1996. 17 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B400 (1997) 206-219, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B425 (1998) 414
    ZU-TH-24-96, TUM-HEP-263-96, MPI-PHT-96-123
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)00324-9
    e-Print: hep-ph/9612313 | PDF

  72. 437 citations up to the end of 2005
  73. 436 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 434 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 432 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 428 citations up to the end of 2005
  77. 428 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 426 citations up to the end of 2005
    The Condensed matter physics of QCD
    Krishna Rajagopal, Frank Wilczek (MIT, LNS). Nov 2000. 91 pp.
    Published in In *Shifman, M. (ed.): At the frontier of particle physics, vol. 3* 2061-2151
    MIT-CTP-3049
    DOI: 10.1142/9789812810458_0043
    e-Print: hep-ph/0011333 | PDF

  79. 423 citations up to the end of 2005
  80. 421 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 421 citations up to the end of 2005
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  90. 409 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 405 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 405 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 403 citations up to the end of 2005
    Green's functions in the color field of a large nucleus
    Larry D. McLerran, Raju Venugopalan (Minnesota U.). Feb 1994. 21 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D50 (1994) 2225-2233
    TPI-MINN-94-7-T, NUC-MINN-94-2-T, HEP-MINN-94-1242-T
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.50.2225
    e-Print: hep-ph/9402335 | PDF

  94. 398 citations up to the end of 2005
  95. 398 citations up to the end of 2005
  96. 393 citations up to the end of 2005
  97. 391 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 387 citations up to the end of 2005
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  100. 386 citations up to the end of 2005