Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 11011 citations up to the end of 2014
  2. 7316 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 6363 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 5492 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 3621 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 3524 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 2717 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 2582 citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 2488 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 2331 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 2228 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 2166 citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 2162 citations up to the end of 2014
  14. 2105 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  15. 2092 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 2051 citations up to the end of 2014
  17. 2035 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 1981 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 1965 citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 1848 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1840 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1723 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1596 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1567 citations up to the end of 2014
  25. 1560 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1504 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1488 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1478 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1433 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1412 citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 1405 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1346 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1338 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1308 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1276 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1273 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1177 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1150 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1125 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1092 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1084 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1047 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1034 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  44. 1028 citations up to the end of 2014
  45. 1022 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1013 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1011 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1011 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1010 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 991 citations up to the end of 2014
  51. 980 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 978 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 969 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 968 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 956 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  56. 942 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 927 citations up to the end of 2014
  58. 916 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 907 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 896 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 895 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 876 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 859 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 856 citations up to the end of 2014
  65. 852 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 844 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  67. 838 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 838 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 832 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 826 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 809 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 806 citations up to the end of 2014
  73. 800 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 799 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 797 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 793 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 790 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 776 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 776 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 773 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 769 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 768 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 762 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  84. 761 citations up to the end of 2014
  85. 760 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 752 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 751 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 723 citations up to the end of 2014
  89. 721 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 720 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 719 citations up to the end of 2014
  92. 718 citations up to the end of 2014
  93. 715 citations up to the end of 2014
  94. 714 citations up to the end of 2014
  95. 711 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  96. 709 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 706 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 699 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 691 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  100. 686 citations up to the end of 2014