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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 8764 citations up to the end of 2016
  2. 7617 citations 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

  3. 6119 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 5455 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 4515 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 4140 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 3914 citations 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

  8. 3185 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 3155 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 3142 citations 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

  11. 3140 citations up to the end of 2016
  12. 3103 citations 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

  13. 3060 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 2713 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 2572 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 2511 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 2437 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 2159 citations up to the end of 2016
  19. 2153 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 2116 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 2008 citations up to the end of 2016
  22. 1939 citations up to the end of 2016
  23. 1856 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 1791 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 1684 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 1675 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 1657 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 1651 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 1564 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 1543 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 1530 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 1528 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 1527 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 1526 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 1505 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 1500 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 1474 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 1471 citations up to the end of 2016
  39. 1470 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  40. 1383 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 1373 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 1355 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 1322 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 1317 citations up to the end of 2016
  45. 1315 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 1310 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 1298 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 1291 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 1290 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 1289 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 1287 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 1281 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 1253 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 1246 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 1227 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 1224 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 1222 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 1219 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 1217 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  60. 1208 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  61. 1206 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 1196 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 1179 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 1169 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 1165 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 1160 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 1160 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 1157 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 1152 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 1138 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 1127 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 1107 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  73. 1104 citations up to the end of 2016
  74. 1100 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 1095 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 1092 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 1091 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 1089 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 1079 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 1076 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 1071 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 1068 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 1066 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 1063 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 1062 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 1049 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 1047 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 1046 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 1046 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 1044 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 1020 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 1009 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 1005 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 1004 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 1002 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 996 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 990 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 990 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 987 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 985 citations up to the end of 2016