Top Cited Articles of All Time (2012 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 6149 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 5181 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 4290 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 3623 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 3589 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 2776 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 2271 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 2250 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 2119 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 2035 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1984 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  12. 1872 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1740 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1597 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 1579 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  16. 1567 citations up to the end of 2012
  17. 1541 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 1365 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 1315 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 1284 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 1221 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 1184 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 1178 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 1171 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 1157 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 1140 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 1127 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 1125 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 1110 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 1106 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 1094 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 1079 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 1076 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 1041 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 1028 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 1028 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 1027 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 1018 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  39. 1017 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 1012 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 989 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 974 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 967 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 966 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 962 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 955 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 943 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 937 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 929 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 918 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 912 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 908 citations up to the end of 2012
  53. 905 citations up to the end of 2012
  54. 905 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 892 citations up to the end of 2012
  56. 886 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 882 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 882 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 866 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 866 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 858 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 857 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 846 citations up to the end of 2012
  64. 834 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 834 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 833 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 829 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 828 citations up to the end of 2012
    The Snowmass Points and Slopes: Benchmarks for SUSY Searches
    B.C. Allanach (CERN) et al.. Feb 2002. 12 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C25 (2002) 113-123
    SLAC-PUB-9134, BNL-HET-02-6, CERN-TH-2002-020, DCPT-02-16, DESY-02-022, FERMILAB-CONF-02-011-T, HEPHY-PUB-751, IPPP-02-08, PM-01-69, UCD-2002-01, UFIFT-HEP-02-2, UMN-TH-2043-02, ZU-TH-3-02, SNOWMASS-2001-P125
    DOI: 10.1007/s10052-002-0949-3
    Presented at Conference: C01-06-30 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ph/0202233 | PDF

  69. 817 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 816 citations up to the end of 2012
  71. 813 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 811 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 806 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 805 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 805 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 802 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 801 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  78. 801 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 796 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 794 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 788 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 786 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 783 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 779 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 779 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 777 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 771 citations up to the end of 2012
  88. 767 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  89. 760 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 756 citations up to the end of 2012
  91. 746 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 744 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 736 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  94. 735 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 732 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 732 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 728 citations up to the end of 2012
    Strong dynamics and electroweak symmetry breaking
    Christopher T. Hill (Fermilab), Elizabeth H. Simmons (Boston U. & Harvard U.). Mar 2002. 279 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 381 (2003) 235-402, Erratum: Phys.Rept. 390 (2004) 553-554
    FERMILAB-PUB-02-045-T, BUHEP-01-09, FERMI-PUB-02-045-T
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00140-6
    e-Print: hep-ph/0203079 | PDF

  98. 726 citations up to the end of 2012
  99. 724 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 721 citations up to the end of 2012