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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 edition) cited by papers 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 2017 editions

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 9486 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  2. 6495 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  3. 5749 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  4. 2944 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  5. 2866 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  6. 2660 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 2560 citations by hep-th 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

  8. 2335 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  9. 2095 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  10. 1957 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  11. 1904 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  12. 1835 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  13. 1765 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  14. 1667 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  15. 1656 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  16. 1622 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  17. 1578 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  18. 1449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  19. 1444 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  20. 1416 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  21. 1348 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  22. 1347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  23. 1344 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Topologically Massive Gauge Theories
    Stanley Deser (Brandeis U.), R. Jackiw, S. Templeton (MIT, LNS). Dec 1981. 70 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 140 (1982) 372-411, Annals Phys. 281 (2000) 409-449, Erratum: Annals Phys. 185 (1988) 406
    MIT-CTP-964
    DOI: 10.1006/aphy.2000.6013, 10.1016/0003-4916(82)90164-6

  24. 1339 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  25. 1282 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  26. 1272 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  27. 1271 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  28. 1250 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  29. 1235 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  30. 1230 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  31. 1225 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  32. 1173 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  33. 1162 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  34. 1151 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  35. 1149 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  36. 1146 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  37. 1122 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  38. 1035 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  39. 1018 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  40. 1011 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  41. 1008 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  42. 1001 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  43. 990 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  44. 986 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  45. 976 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  46. 963 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  47. 954 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  48. 951 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  49. 939 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  50. 934 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  51. 931 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  52. 916 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  53. 915 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  54. 909 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Noncommutative Geometry and String Field Theory
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1985. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B268 (1986) 253-294
    Print-86-0083 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(86)90155-0

  55. 899 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  56. 899 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  57. 897 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  58. 897 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  59. 873 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  60. 873 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  61. 865 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  62. 863 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  63. 851 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  64. 842 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Nonabelian Bosonization in Two-Dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1983. 30 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 92 (1984) 455-472
    PRINT-83-0934 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01215276

  65. 841 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Stability of Classical Solutions
    E.B. Bogomolny (Landau Inst.). Nov 1975. 19 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 24 (1976) 449, Yad.Fiz. 24 (1976) 861-870
    PRINT-76-0543 (LANDAU-INST.)

  66. 841 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  67. 825 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  68. 823 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  69. 823 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  70. 812 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  71. 809 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  72. 799 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  73. 798 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  74. 774 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  75. 762 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  76. 761 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  77. 754 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  78. 752 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  79. 752 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  80. 747 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  81. 741 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  82. 741 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  83. 739 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  84. 736 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  85. 728 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Quantized space-time
    Hartland S. Snyder (Northwestern U.). May 1946. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. 71 (1947) 38-41
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRev.71.38

  86. 728 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  87. 725 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  88. 723 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  89. 723 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  90. 722 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  91. 719 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  92. 718 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  93. 715 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  94. 712 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  95. 711 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  96. 709 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  97. 709 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  98. 708 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  99. 707 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  100. 706 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017