Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 7685 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 7254 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  3. 5906 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 5046 citations up to the end of 2015
  5. 4018 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 3645 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 3365 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  8. 3011 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 2989 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 2942 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 2940 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 2863 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  13. 2494 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 2401 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 2328 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  16. 2229 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 2135 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 2067 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 2053 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1894 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1740 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1626 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 1606 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1559 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 1522 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 1477 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 1460 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 1445 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 1445 citations up to the end of 2015
  30. 1437 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 1414 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 1394 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 1354 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 1347 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 1345 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 1334 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 1298 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 1274 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 1258 citations up to the end of 2015
  40. 1252 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 1239 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 1229 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 1227 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 1225 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 1222 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 1219 citations up to the end of 2015
    Herwig++ Physics and Manual
    M. Bahr (Karlsruhe U., ITP) et al.. Mar 2008. 143 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C58 (2008) 639-707
    CERN-PH-TH-2008-038, CAVENDISH-HEP-08-03, KA-TP-05-2008, DCPT-08-22, IPPP-08-11, CP3-08-05
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-008-0798-9
    e-Print: arXiv:0803.0883 [hep-ph] | PDF

  47. 1215 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 1207 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 1201 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 1173 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 1169 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 1167 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 1166 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 1162 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  55. 1140 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 1136 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 1122 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  58. 1121 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 1121 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 1120 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 1119 citations up to the end of 2015
  62. 1118 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 1113 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 1103 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 1094 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 1081 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 1079 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 1068 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 1061 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 1052 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 1048 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 1033 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 1027 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 1027 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 1025 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 1023 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 1008 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 1008 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 1007 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 1003 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 998 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 997 citations up to the end of 2015
  83. 995 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 995 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 984 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 977 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 971 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 968 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 967 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 967 citations up to the end of 2015
  91. 966 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 961 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 960 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 951 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 951 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 949 citations up to the end of 2015
  97. 944 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 942 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 942 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 939 citations up to the end of 2015
    Heavy Quarkonium: Progress, Puzzles, and Opportunities
    N. Brambilla (Munich, Tech. U.) et al.. Oct 2010. 181 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C71 (2011) 1534
    SLAC-R-996, TUM-EFT-11-10, CLNS-10-2066, ANL-HEP-PR-10-44, ALBERTA-THY-11-10, CP3-10-37, FZJ-IKP-TH-2010-24, INT-PUB-10-059, JLAB-THY-11-1308, FERMILAB-PUB-10-737-T
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1534-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1010.5827 [hep-ph] | PDF