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

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

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 9565 citations up to the end of 2017
  2. 7964 citations 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

  3. 6302 citations up to the end of 2017
  4. 5732 citations up to the end of 2017
  5. 5279 citations up to the end of 2017
  6. 4245 citations 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

  7. 4229 citations up to the end of 2017
  8. 3816 citations 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

  9. 3459 citations up to the end of 2017
  10. 3362 citations 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

  11. 3243 citations up to the end of 2017
  12. 3228 citations up to the end of 2017
  13. 3095 citations up to the end of 2017
  14. 3018 citations up to the end of 2017
  15. 2721 citations up to the end of 2017
  16. 2651 citations up to the end of 2017
  17. 2588 citations up to the end of 2017
  18. 2557 citations up to the end of 2017
  19. 2441 citations up to the end of 2017
  20. 2269 citations up to the end of 2017
  21. 2263 citations up to the end of 2017
  22. 2216 citations up to the end of 2017
  23. 2163 citations up to the end of 2017
  24. 2143 citations up to the end of 2017
  25. 2132 citations up to the end of 2017
  26. 1879 citations up to the end of 2017
  27. 1827 citations up to the end of 2017
  28. 1804 citations up to the end of 2017
  29. 1729 citations up to the end of 2017
  30. 1685 citations up to the end of 2017
  31. 1683 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  32. 1657 citations up to the end of 2017
  33. 1654 citations up to the end of 2017
  34. 1631 citations up to the end of 2017
  35. 1611 citations up to the end of 2017
  36. 1596 citations up to the end of 2017
  37. 1595 citations up to the end of 2017
  38. 1550 citations up to the end of 2017
  39. 1536 citations up to the end of 2017
  40. 1431 citations up to the end of 2017
  41. 1431 citations up to the end of 2017
  42. 1418 citations up to the end of 2017
  43. 1399 citations up to the end of 2017
  44. 1396 citations up to the end of 2017
  45. 1365 citations up to the end of 2017
  46. 1358 citations up to the end of 2017
  47. 1354 citations up to the end of 2017
  48. 1348 citations up to the end of 2017
  49. 1347 citations up to the end of 2017
  50. 1345 citations up to the end of 2017
  51. 1319 citations up to the end of 2017
  52. 1315 citations up to the end of 2017
  53. 1314 citations up to the end of 2017
  54. 1312 citations up to the end of 2017
  55. 1310 citations up to the end of 2017
  56. 1291 citations up to the end of 2017
  57. 1286 citations up to the end of 2017
  58. 1284 citations up to the end of 2017
  59. 1284 citations up to the end of 2017
  60. 1280 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  61. 1273 citations up to the end of 2017
  62. 1272 citations up to the end of 2017
  63. 1252 citations up to the end of 2017
  64. 1251 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  65. 1232 citations up to the end of 2017
  66. 1231 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  67. 1228 citations up to the end of 2017
  68. 1211 citations up to the end of 2017
  69. 1206 citations up to the end of 2017
  70. 1205 citations up to the end of 2017
  71. 1187 citations up to the end of 2017
  72. 1180 citations up to the end of 2017
  73. 1170 citations up to the end of 2017
  74. 1160 citations up to the end of 2017
  75. 1153 citations up to the end of 2017
  76. 1150 citations up to the end of 2017
  77. 1149 citations up to the end of 2017
  78. 1143 citations up to the end of 2017
  79. 1137 citations up to the end of 2017
  80. 1132 citations up to the end of 2017
  81. 1129 citations up to the end of 2017
  82. 1126 citations up to the end of 2017
  83. 1122 citations up to the end of 2017
  84. 1112 citations up to the end of 2017
  85. 1107 citations up to the end of 2017
  86. 1103 citations up to the end of 2017
  87. 1097 citations up to the end of 2017
  88. 1096 citations up to the end of 2017
  89. 1095 citations up to the end of 2017
    Tuning Monte Carlo Generators: The Perugia Tunes
    Peter Zeiler Skands (CERN). May 2010. 33 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D82 (2010) 074018
    MCNET-10-08, CERN-PH-TH-2010-113
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.82.074018
    e-Print: arXiv:1005.3457 [hep-ph] | PDF

  90. 1089 citations up to the end of 2017
  91. 1087 citations up to the end of 2017
  92. 1086 citations up to the end of 2017
  93. 1080 citations up to the end of 2017
  94. 1078 citations up to the end of 2017
  95. 1073 citations up to the end of 2017
  96. 1061 citations up to the end of 2017
    Parton distributions with LHC data
    Richard D. Ball (Edinburgh U.) et al.. Jul 2012. 53 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B867 (2013) 244-289
    EDINBURGH-2012-08, IFUM-FT-997, FR-PHENO-2012-014, RWTH-TTK-12-25, CERN-PH-TH-2012-037, SFB-CPP-12-47
    DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2012.10.003
    e-Print: arXiv:1207.1303 [hep-ph] | PDF

  97. 1053 citations up to the end of 2017
  98. 1042 citations up to the end of 2017
  99. 1039 citations up to the end of 2017
    Parton distributions for the LHC Run II
    NNPDF Collaboration (Richard D. Ball (U. Edinburgh, Higgs Ctr. Theor. Phys. & CERN) et al.). Oct 31, 2014. 138 pp.
    Published in JHEP 1504 (2015) 040
    EDINBURGH-2014-15, IFUM-1034-FT, CERN-PH-TH-2013-253, OUTP-14-11P, CAVENDISH-HEP-14-11
    DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2015)040
    e-Print: arXiv:1410.8849 [hep-ph] | PDF

  100. 1037 citations up to the end of 2017