Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) by hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 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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2017 reports for eprints

27083 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017PDG 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. 4123 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  2. 4070 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  3. 3310 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  4. 2763 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  5. 2634 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  6. 2629 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  7. 2437 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  8. 2391 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  9. 2355 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  10. 2331 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  11. 2314 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  12. 2261 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  13. 2211 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  14. 2197 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  15. 2187 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  16. 2098 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  17. 2097 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 2035 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  19. 2003 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  20. 1991 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  21. 1885 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1810 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  23. 1721 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  24. 1721 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  25. 1693 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  26. 1684 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  27. 1680 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  28. 1667 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  29. 1628 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  30. 1601 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  31. 1572 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  32. 1563 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1541 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  34. 1538 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  35. 1535 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  36. 1532 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  37. 1521 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  38. 1493 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  39. 1462 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  40. 1426 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  41. 1426 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  42. 1415 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  43. 1403 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  44. 1384 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  45. 1357 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  46. 1345 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  47. 1292 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  48. 1259 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  49. 1248 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  50. 1205 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  51. 1198 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  52. 1196 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  53. 1195 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  54. 1187 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  55. 1187 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  56. 1186 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  57. 1179 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  58. 1170 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  59. 1159 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  60. 1148 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  61. 1143 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  62. 1127 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  63. 1121 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  64. 1118 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  65. 1117 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  66. 1117 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  67. 1110 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  68. 1108 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  69. 1096 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  70. 1082 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  71. 1082 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  72. 1079 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  73. 1070 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  74. 1067 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  75. 1062 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  76. 1060 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  77. 1056 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  78. 1048 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  79. 1047 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  80. 1044 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  81. 1043 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  82. 1039 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  83. 1037 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  84. 1032 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  85. 1031 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  86. 1013 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  87. 1005 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  88. 1001 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  89. 998 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  90. 998 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  91. 994 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  92. 994 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  93. 993 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  94. 980 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  95. 977 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  96. 969 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  97. 968 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  98. 966 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  99. 966 citations by hep-ph eprints up to the end of 2017