Top Cited Articles of All Time (2018 edition) in hep-ph

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

2018 reports for eprints

  1. 10198 citations up to the end of 2018
  2. 8260 citations 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

  3. 6452 citations up to the end of 2018
  4. 5963 citations up to the end of 2018
  5. 5952 citations up to the end of 2018
  6. 4481 citations up to the end of 2018
    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. 4397 citations up to the end of 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

  8. 4312 citations up to the end of 2018
  9. 3675 citations up to the end of 2018
  10. 3543 citations up to the end of 2018
    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. 3500 citations up to the end of 2018
  12. 3305 citations up to the end of 2018
  13. 3289 citations up to the end of 2018
  14. 3264 citations up to the end of 2018
  15. 3124 citations up to the end of 2018
  16. 2874 citations up to the end of 2018
  17. 2772 citations up to the end of 2018
  18. 2702 citations up to the end of 2018
  19. 2663 citations up to the end of 2018
  20. 2644 citations up to the end of 2018
  21. 2594 citations up to the end of 2018
  22. 2453 citations up to the end of 2018
  23. 2387 citations up to the end of 2018
  24. 2243 citations up to the end of 2018
  25. 2201 citations up to the end of 2018
  26. 2167 citations up to the end of 2018
  27. 2094 citations up to the end of 2018
  28. 1936 citations up to the end of 2018
  29. 1882 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  30. 1824 citations up to the end of 2018
  31. 1774 citations up to the end of 2018
  32. 1760 citations up to the end of 2018
  33. 1708 citations up to the end of 2018
  34. 1702 citations up to the end of 2018
  35. 1687 citations up to the end of 2018
  36. 1672 citations up to the end of 2018
  37. 1658 citations up to the end of 2018
  38. 1645 citations up to the end of 2018
  39. 1575 citations up to the end of 2018
  40. 1516 citations up to the end of 2018
  41. 1499 citations up to the end of 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

  42. 1493 citations up to the end of 2018
  43. 1479 citations up to the end of 2018
  44. 1477 citations up to the end of 2018
  45. 1461 citations up to the end of 2018
  46. 1454 citations up to the end of 2018
  47. 1424 citations up to the end of 2018
  48. 1418 citations up to the end of 2018
  49. 1407 citations up to the end of 2018
  50. 1406 citations up to the end of 2018
  51. 1401 citations up to the end of 2018
  52. 1397 citations up to the end of 2018
  53. 1395 citations up to the end of 2018
  54. 1371 citations up to the end of 2018
  55. 1369 citations up to the end of 2018
  56. 1367 citations up to the end of 2018
  57. 1363 citations up to the end of 2018
  58. 1359 citations up to the end of 2018
  59. 1351 citations up to the end of 2018
  60. 1344 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  61. 1340 citations up to the end of 2018
  62. 1334 citations up to the end of 2018
  63. 1334 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  64. 1322 citations up to the end of 2018
  65. 1321 citations up to the end of 2018
  66. 1314 citations up to the end of 2018
  67. 1304 citations up to the end of 2018
  68. 1300 citations up to the end of 2018
  69. 1298 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  70. 1284 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  71. 1277 citations up to the end of 2018
  72. 1274 citations up to the end of 2018
  73. 1257 citations up to the end of 2018
  74. 1256 citations up to the end of 2018
  75. 1240 citations up to the end of 2018
  76. 1230 citations up to the end of 2018
  77. 1224 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  78. 1219 citations up to the end of 2018
  79. 1209 citations up to the end of 2018
  80. 1194 citations up to the end of 2018
  81. 1188 citations up to the end of 2018
  82. 1187 citations up to the end of 2018
  83. 1184 citations up to the end of 2018
  84. 1183 citations up to the end of 2018
  85. 1181 citations up to the end of 2018
  86. 1172 citations up to the end of 2018
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  88. 1171 citations up to the end of 2018
  89. 1166 citations up to the end of 2018
  90. 1155 citations up to the end of 2018
  91. 1153 citations up to the end of 2018
  92. 1149 citations up to the end of 2018
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  94. 1143 citations up to the end of 2018
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  96. 1130 citations up to the end of 2018
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  98. 1124 citations up to the end of 2018
  99. 1119 citations up to the end of 2018
  100. 1116 citations up to the end of 2018