Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 edition)

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 2006 editions

29498 core citations up to the end of 2006PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 6911 core citations up to the end of 2006
  2. 5333 core citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 4517 core citations up to the end of 2006
  4. 3930 core citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 3725 core citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 3664 core citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 3351 core citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 3342 core citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 3254 core citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 3252 core citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  11. 3145 core citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 3089 core citations up to the end of 2006
  13. 3088 core citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 3007 core citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 3003 core citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 2998 core citations up to the end of 2006
    An Alternative to compactification
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Jun 1999. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 4690-4693
    MIT-CTP-2874, PUPT-1867, BUHEP-99-13
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4690
    e-Print: hep-th/9906064 | PDF

  17. 2995 core citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 2894 core citations up to the end of 2006
  19. 2875 core citations up to the end of 2006
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  20. 2824 core citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 2812 core citations up to the end of 2006
  22. 2792 core citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 2731 core citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 2644 core citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 2607 core citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 2600 core citations up to the end of 2006
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  27. 2460 core citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 2455 core citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 2452 core citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 2447 core citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 2438 core citations up to the end of 2006
  32. 2362 core citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 2360 core citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 2340 core citations up to the end of 2006
  35. 2256 core citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 2221 core citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 2205 core citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 2204 core citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 2192 core citations up to the end of 2006