Top Cited Articles of All Time (2018 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2018 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 2018 editions

2018 reports for eprints

  1. 9997 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  2. 6823 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  3. 6025 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  4. 3070 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  5. 2926 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  6. 2702 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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. 2598 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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. 2400 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  9. 2138 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  10. 2092 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 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

  11. 1989 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  12. 1872 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  13. 1813 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  14. 1710 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  15. 1707 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  16. 1682 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  17. 1652 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  18. 1534 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  19. 1478 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  20. 1436 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  21. 1419 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  22. 1398 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  23. 1391 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  24. 1381 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  25. 1373 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  26. 1340 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  27. 1338 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  28. 1330 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  29. 1289 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  30. 1271 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  31. 1263 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  32. 1258 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  33. 1255 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  34. 1233 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  35. 1197 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  36. 1171 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  37. 1151 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  38. 1078 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  39. 1062 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  40. 1058 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  41. 1054 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  42. 1046 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  43. 1044 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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. 1034 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  45. 1015 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  46. 1006 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  47. 1001 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  48. 984 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  49. 975 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  50. 966 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  51. 962 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  52. 954 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  53. 944 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  54. 943 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  55. 938 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  56. 926 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  57. 926 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  58. 922 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  59. 919 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  60. 914 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  61. 907 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  62. 905 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  63. 901 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  64. 882 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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.)

  65. 872 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  66. 865 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  67. 865 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  68. 859 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  69. 853 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  70. 846 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  71. 839 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  72. 836 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  73. 834 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  74. 823 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  75. 807 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  76. 797 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  77. 796 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  78. 790 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  79. 787 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  80. 785 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  81. 778 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  82. 772 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  83. 765 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  84. 760 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  85. 758 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  86. 756 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  87. 756 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  88. 754 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  89. 753 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  90. 753 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  91. 752 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  92. 751 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  93. 751 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  94. 750 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  95. 748 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  96. 743 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  97. 741 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  98. 732 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  99. 732 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018
  100. 730 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2018