Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

31975 core citations up to the end of 2007PDG 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. 7078 core citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 5608 core citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 5159 core citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 4066 core citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 3881 core citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 3751 core citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 3695 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  8. 3509 core citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 3503 core citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 3469 core citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 3463 core citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 3393 core citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 3347 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  14. 3189 core citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 3112 core citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 3111 core citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 3099 core citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 3087 core citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 3046 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 3003 core citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 3003 core citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 2899 core citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 2890 core citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 2860 core citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 2850 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  26. 2771 core citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 2605 core citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 2581 core citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 2569 core citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 2552 core citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 2514 core citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 2508 core citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 2493 core citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 2466 core citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 2445 core citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 2352 core citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 2347 core citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 2337 core citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 2323 core citations up to the end of 2007