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

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

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 13569 citations up to the end of 2017
  2. 8871 citations up to the end of 2017
  3. 7606 citations up to the end of 2017
  4. 6183 citations 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

  5. 4269 citations up to the end of 2017
  6. 3913 citations up to the end of 2017
  7. 3448 citations up to the end of 2017
  8. 3007 citations up to the end of 2017
  9. 2700 citations up to the end of 2017
  10. 2683 citations up to the end of 2017
  11. 2652 citations 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

  12. 2535 citations up to the end of 2017
  13. 2527 citations up to the end of 2017
  14. 2518 citations up to the end of 2017
  15. 2472 citations up to the end of 2017
  16. 2397 citations up to the end of 2017
  17. 2294 citations up to the end of 2017
  18. 2290 citations up to the end of 2017
  19. 2269 citations up to the end of 2017
  20. 2207 citations up to the end of 2017
  21. 2180 citations up to the end of 2017
  22. 1993 citations up to the end of 2017
    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. 1993 citations up to the end of 2017
  24. 1775 citations up to the end of 2017
  25. 1718 citations up to the end of 2017
  26. 1717 citations up to the end of 2017
  27. 1688 citations up to the end of 2017
  28. 1687 citations up to the end of 2017
  29. 1683 citations up to the end of 2017
  30. 1673 citations up to the end of 2017
  31. 1668 citations up to the end of 2017
  32. 1578 citations up to the end of 2017
  33. 1575 citations up to the end of 2017
  34. 1523 citations up to the end of 2017
  35. 1507 citations up to the end of 2017
  36. 1477 citations up to the end of 2017
  37. 1460 citations up to the end of 2017
  38. 1443 citations up to the end of 2017
  39. 1300 citations up to the end of 2017
  40. 1284 citations 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

  41. 1282 citations up to the end of 2017
  42. 1270 citations up to the end of 2017
  43. 1244 citations up to the end of 2017
  44. 1230 citations up to the end of 2017
  45. 1224 citations up to the end of 2017
  46. 1205 citations up to the end of 2017
  47. 1202 citations 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

  48. 1196 citations up to the end of 2017
  49. 1192 citations up to the end of 2017
  50. 1183 citations up to the end of 2017
  51. 1174 citations up to the end of 2017
  52. 1152 citations up to the end of 2017
  53. 1148 citations up to the end of 2017
  54. 1140 citations up to the end of 2017
  55. 1126 citations 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

  56. 1125 citations up to the end of 2017
  57. 1108 citations up to the end of 2017
  58. 1107 citations up to the end of 2017
  59. 1095 citations up to the end of 2017
  60. 1086 citations up to the end of 2017
  61. 1083 citations up to the end of 2017
  62. 1053 citations up to the end of 2017
  63. 1048 citations up to the end of 2017
  64. 1045 citations up to the end of 2017
  65. 1040 citations up to the end of 2017
  66. 1026 citations up to the end of 2017
  67. 1017 citations up to the end of 2017
  68. 1013 citations up to the end of 2017
  69. 1011 citations up to the end of 2017
  70. 1010 citations up to the end of 2017
  71. 1006 citations up to the end of 2017
  72. 1002 citations up to the end of 2017
  73. 991 citations up to the end of 2017
  74. 989 citations up to the end of 2017
  75. 979 citations up to the end of 2017
  76. 965 citations up to the end of 2017
  77. 964 citations up to the end of 2017
  78. 953 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  79. 944 citations up to the end of 2017
  80. 942 citations up to the end of 2017
  81. 934 citations up to the end of 2017
  82. 930 citations up to the end of 2017
  83. 928 citations up to the end of 2017
  84. 926 citations up to the end of 2017
  85. 923 citations up to the end of 2017
  86. 913 citations up to the end of 2017
  87. 913 citations up to the end of 2017
  88. 904 citations up to the end of 2017
  89. 896 citations up to the end of 2017
  90. 895 citations up to the end of 2017
  91. 890 citations up to the end of 2017
  92. 886 citations up to the end of 2017
  93. 884 citations up to the end of 2017
  94. 882 citations 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

  95. 870 citations up to the end of 2017
  96. 857 citations up to the end of 2017
  97. 851 citations up to the end of 2017
  98. 848 citations up to the end of 2017
  99. 840 citations up to the end of 2017
  100. 839 citations up to the end of 2017