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

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

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 12753 citations up to the end of 2016
  2. 8356 citations up to the end of 2016
  3. 7207 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 5964 citations 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

  5. 4065 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 3776 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 3175 citations up to the end of 2016
  8. 2917 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 2624 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 2558 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 2462 citations up to the end of 2016
  12. 2460 citations 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

  13. 2416 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 2402 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 2311 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 2282 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 2244 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 2154 citations up to the end of 2016
  19. 2148 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 2145 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 2116 citations up to the end of 2016
  22. 1908 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 1826 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 1653 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 1645 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 1644 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 1643 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 1630 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 1611 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 1605 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 1589 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 1538 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 1484 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 1444 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 1416 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 1414 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 1410 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 1231 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  39. 1216 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 1203 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 1198 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 1189 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 1188 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 1186 citations up to the end of 2016
  45. 1174 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 1168 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 1158 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 1146 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 1144 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  50. 1108 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 1096 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 1095 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 1083 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 1078 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 1074 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 1070 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  57. 1061 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 1043 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 1022 citations up to the end of 2016
  60. 1020 citations up to the end of 2016
  61. 1005 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 1004 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 987 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 981 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 981 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 973 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 965 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 964 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 960 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 943 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 936 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 932 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 927 citations up to the end of 2016
  74. 921 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  75. 912 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 908 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 904 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 896 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 896 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 894 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 885 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 884 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 877 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 864 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 861 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 858 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 856 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 850 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 848 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 847 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  91. 845 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 831 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 828 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 818 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 815 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 806 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 802 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 801 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 796 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 795 citations up to the end of 2016