Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) by hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 edition) cited by papers 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.

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2016 reports for eprints

25442 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016PDG 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. 3695 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 3644 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 3083 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  4. 2585 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 2569 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 2537 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 2320 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  8. 2278 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 2255 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  10. 2231 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 2196 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 2194 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 2122 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  14. 2088 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  15. 2069 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  16. 2067 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  17. 2033 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Quantum Chromodynamics
    I.I. Balitsky, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1978. 15 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 28 (1978) 822-829, Yad.Fiz. 28 (1978) 1597-1611

  18. 1980 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 1952 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 1932 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 1823 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    The Pomeranchuk Singularity in Nonabelian Gauge Theories
    E.A. Kuraev, L.N. Lipatov, Victor S. Fadin (Novosibirsk, IYF). 1977. 6 pp.
    Published in Sov.Phys.JETP 45 (1977) 199-204, Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 72 (1977) 377-389

  22. 1755 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  23. 1654 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 1601 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Deep inelastic e p scattering in perturbation theory
    V.N. Gribov, L.N. Lipatov (St. Petersburg, INP). 1972. 27 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 15 (1972) 438-450, Yad.Fiz. 15 (1972) 781-807
    IPTI-381-71

  25. 1586 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 1581 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 1570 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  28. 1555 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 1553 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Phenomenological Lagrangians
    Steven Weinberg (Harvard U. & Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.). Oct 1978. 14 pp.
    Published in Physica A96 (1979) no.1-2, 327-340
    HUTP-78-A051A
    DOI: 10.1016/0378-4371(79)90223-1
    Conference: C78-02-18 Proceedings

  30. 1547 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 1524 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 1522 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Resonance Amplification of Oscillations in Matter and Spectroscopy of Solar Neutrinos
    S.P. Mikheyev, A.Yu. Smirnov (Moscow, INR). 1986. 8 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 42 (1985) 913-917, Yad.Fiz. 42 (1985) 1441-1448

  33. 1522 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 1478 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 1468 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  36. 1434 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 1423 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 1408 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 1377 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 1340 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 1332 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 1326 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 1318 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  44. 1307 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 1292 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  46. 1262 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  47. 1195 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 1179 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 1156 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 1153 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 1151 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 1150 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  53. 1139 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 1138 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 1094 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 1091 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 1090 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Horizontal gauge symmetry and masses of neutrinos
    Tsutomu Yanagida (Tohoku U.). Feb 1979. 5 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C7902131 (1979) 95-99
    KEK-79-18-95
    Conference: C79-02-13.1 Proceedings

  58. 1087 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 1087 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  60. 1085 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 1075 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  62. 1072 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 1069 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 1063 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 1061 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 1050 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    Violation of CP Invariance, C asymmetry, and baryon asymmetry of the universe
    A.D. Sakharov (Lebedev Inst.). 1967. 4 pp.
    Published in Pisma Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 5 (1967) 32-35, JETP Lett. 5 (1967) 24-27, Sov.Phys.Usp. 34 (1991) no.5, 392-393, Usp.Fiz.Nauk 161 (1991) no.5, 61-64
    DOI: 10.1070/PU1991v034n05ABEH002497

  67. 1050 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 1048 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  69. 1043 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 1043 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  71. 1032 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  72. 1021 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 1020 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 1015 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 1015 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 1013 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 1012 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  78. 1011 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 999 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 986 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 985 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  82. 977 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  83. 969 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 964 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 962 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  86. 959 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  87. 958 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 951 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  89. 951 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 948 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 947 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  92. 944 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 935 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 930 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  95. 927 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 922 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 922 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 915 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 912 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2016