Top Cited Articles during 2018

The 40 most highly cited papers during 2018

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 2018 editions

4953 core citations in 2018PDG 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. 1811 core citations in 2018
  2. 1221 core citations in 2018
  3. 1221 core citations in 2018
  4. 1220 core citations in 2018
  5. 1202 core citations in 2018
  6. 1159 core citations in 2018
  7. 1111 core citations in 2018
  8. 980 core citations in 2018
  9. 905 core citations in 2018
  10. 879 core citations in 2018
  11. 859 core citations in 2018
  12. 856 core citations in 2018
  13. 783 core citations in 2018
    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

  14. 755 core citations in 2018
  15. 752 core citations in 2018
  16. 670 core citations in 2018
  17. 657 core citations in 2018
  18. 615 core citations in 2018
    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

  19. 599 core citations in 2018
  20. 594 core citations in 2018
    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

  21. 574 core citations in 2018
  22. 546 core citations in 2018
  23. 538 core citations in 2018
  24. 536 core citations in 2018
  25. 532 core citations in 2018
  26. 518 core citations in 2018
  27. 502 core citations in 2018
  28. 490 core citations in 2018
  29. 487 core citations in 2018
  30. 479 core citations in 2018
  31. 466 core citations in 2018
  32. 447 core citations in 2018
  33. 444 core citations in 2018
  34. 439 core citations in 2018
  35. 409 core citations in 2018
  36. 408 core citations in 2018
  37. 407 core citations in 2018
  38. 404 core citations in 2018
  39. 401 core citations in 2018
    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