Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 edition) in the hep-th 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 10206 citations up to the end of 2013
  2. 6825 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 5951 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 5249 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  5. 3421 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 3367 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 2610 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 2407 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 2270 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 2243 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 2132 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2071 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2029 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 1989 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 1969 citations up to the end of 2013
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  16. 1948 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 1938 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 1896 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 1821 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 1698 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1672 citations up to the end of 2013
  22. 1614 citations up to the end of 2013
    Cosmology and the Fate of Dilatation Symmetry
    C. Wetterich (DESY). Sep 29, 1987. 29 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B302 (1988) 668-696
    PRINT-87-0756, DESY-87-123
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90193-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1711.03844 [hep-th] | PDF

  23. 1569 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1525 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1498 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1418 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1409 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1379 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1341 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1336 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1312 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1303 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1217 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1182 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1163 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1163 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1147 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1142 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1047 citations up to the end of 2013
    Quantum field theory on noncommutative spaces
    Richard J. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.). Sep 2001. 103 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 378 (2003) 207-299
    HWM-01-35, EMPG-01-14
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00059-0
    Invited talk at Conference: C01-07-16
    e-Print: hep-th/0109162 | PDF

  40. 1028 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 993 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 992 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 990 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 969 citations up to the end of 2013
    Evidence for F theory
    Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.). Feb 1996. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B469 (1996) 403-418
    HUTP-96-A004
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00172-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9602022 | PDF

  45. 959 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 955 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 938 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 913 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 911 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 910 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 906 citations up to the end of 2013
  52. 905 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 904 citations up to the end of 2013
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  54. 903 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 894 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 887 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 875 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 861 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 851 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 843 citations up to the end of 2013
  61. 831 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 816 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 812 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 809 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 807 citations up to the end of 2013
    The Anthropic landscape of string theory
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Feb 2003. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Carr, Bernard (ed.): Universe or multiverse?* 247-266
    e-Print: hep-th/0302219 | PDF

  66. 795 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 795 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 786 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 775 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 771 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 768 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 762 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 757 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 752 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 750 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 750 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 738 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 735 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 723 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 721 citations up to the end of 2013
    CFT's from Calabi-Yau four folds
    Sergei Gukov (Princeton U.), Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jun 1999. 49 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B584 (2000) 69-108, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B608 (2001) 477-478
    HUTP-99-A034, IASSNS-HEP-99-52, PUPT-1864
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00289-9, 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  81. 710 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 709 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 705 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 705 citations up to the end of 2013
  85. 695 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 694 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 694 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 689 citations up to the end of 2013
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  89. 688 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 683 citations up to the end of 2013
  91. 679 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 677 citations up to the end of 2013
    An Early Proposal of 'Brane World'
    K. Akama (Saitama Medical Coll.). 1982. 5 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 176 (1982) 267-271
    SMC-PHYS-66, SMC-PHYS-160
    Published in the proceedings of Conference: C82-08-20, p., 267-271 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0001113 | PDF

  93. 677 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 676 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 671 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 666 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 661 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 659 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 658 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 649 citations up to the end of 2013
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF