Top Cited Articles during 2018 in hep-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2018 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. 1222 citations in 2018
  2. 906 citations in 2018
  3. 879 citations in 2018
  4. 784 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

  5. 755 citations in 2018
  6. 752 citations in 2018
  7. 615 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

  8. 466 citations in 2018
  9. 419 citations in 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

  10. 408 citations in 2018
  11. 394 citations in 2018
  12. 378 citations in 2018
  13. 376 citations in 2018
  14. 364 citations in 2018
  15. 357 citations in 2018
  16. 329 citations in 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

  17. 326 citations in 2018
  18. 314 citations in 2018
  19. 303 citations in 2018
  20. 302 citations in 2018
  21. 300 citations in 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

  22. 296 citations in 2018
  23. 292 citations in 2018
    PDF4LHC recommendations for LHC Run II
    Jon Butterworth (University Coll. London) et al.. Oct 13, 2015. 65 pp.
    Published in J.Phys. G43 (2016) 023001
    OUTP-15-17P, SMU-HEP-15-12, TIF-UNIMI-2015-14, LCTS-2015-27, CERN-PH-TH-2015-249
    DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/43/2/023001
    e-Print: arXiv:1510.03865 [hep-ph] | PDF

  24. 289 citations in 2018
  25. 271 citations in 2018
  26. 256 citations in 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

  27. 245 citations in 2018
  28. 237 citations in 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

  29. 233 citations in 2018
  30. 219 citations in 2018
  31. 219 citations in 2018
  32. 207 citations in 2018
  33. 207 citations in 2018
  34. 205 citations in 2018
  35. 202 citations in 2018
  36. 201 citations in 2018
  37. 200 citations in 2018
  38. 186 citations in 2018
  39. 186 citations in 2018
  40. 183 citations in 2018
  41. 179 citations in 2018
  42. 178 citations in 2018
  43. 178 citations in 2018
  44. 177 citations in 2018
    Parton distributions from high-precision collider data
    NNPDF Collaboration (Richard D. Ball (U. Edinburgh, Higgs Ctr. Theor. Phys.) et al.). Jun 1, 2017. 95 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C77 (2017) no.10, 663
    CAVENDISH-HEP-17-06, CERN-TH-2017-077, EDINBURGH-2017-08, NIKHEF-2017-006, OUTP-17-04P, TIF-UNIMI-2017-3
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5199-5
    e-Print: arXiv:1706.00428 [hep-ph] | PDF

  45. 176 citations in 2018
  46. 170 citations in 2018
  47. 169 citations in 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

  48. 165 citations in 2018
    The International Linear Collider Technical Design Report - Volume 2: Physics
    Howard Baer (ed.) (Oklahoma U.) et al.. Jun 26, 2013.
    ILC-REPORT-2013-040, ANL-HEP-TR-13-20, BNL-100603-2013-IR, IRFU-13-59, CERN-ATS-2013-037, COCKCROFT-13-10, CLNS-13-2085, DESY-13-062, FERMILAB-TM-2554, IHEP-AC-ILC-2013-001, INFN-13-04-LNF, JAI-2013-001, JINR-E9-2013-35, JLAB-R-2013-01, KEK-REPORT-2013-1, KNU-CHEP-ILC-2013-1, LLNL-TR-635539, SLAC-R-1004, ILC-HIGRADE-REPORT-2013-003
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.6352 [hep-ph] | PDF

  49. 159 citations in 2018
  50. 156 citations in 2018
  51. 156 citations in 2018
  52. 154 citations in 2018
  53. 154 citations in 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

  54. 153 citations in 2018
  55. 152 citations in 2018
  56. 150 citations in 2018
  57. 150 citations in 2018
  58. 149 citations in 2018
  59. 149 citations in 2018
    Herwig 7.0/Herwig++ 3.0 release note
    Johannes Bellm (KIT, Karlsruhe, TP & Durham U., IPPP & Durham U.) et al.. Dec 3, 2015. 8 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.4, 196
    CERN-PH-TH-2015-289, MAN-HEP-2015-15, IFJPAN-IV-2015-13, KA-TP-18-2015, DCPT-15-142, MCNET-15-28, IPPP-15-71, HERWIG-2015-01
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4018-8
    e-Print: arXiv:1512.01178 [hep-ph] | PDF

  60. 148 citations in 2018
  61. 148 citations in 2018
  62. 148 citations in 2018
  63. 146 citations in 2018
  64. 145 citations in 2018
    QCD matrix elements + parton showers: The NLO case
    Stefan Hoeche (SLAC), Frank Krauss, Marek Schonherr (Durham U., IPPP), Frank Siegert (Freiburg U.). Jul 2012. 14 pp.
    Published in JHEP 1304 (2013) 027
    SLAC-PUB-15191, IPPP-12-52, DCPT-12-104, LPN12-081, MCNET-12-09, FR-PHENO-2012-017
    DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2013)027
    e-Print: arXiv:1207.5030 [hep-ph] | PDF

  65. 144 citations in 2018
  66. 143 citations in 2018
    Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation
    V.Alan Kostelecky (Indiana U.), Neil Russell (Northern Michigan U.). Jan 2008. 21 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 83 (2011) 11-31
    IUHET-511, IUHET-584, IUHET-591, IUHET-608, IUHET-624, IUHET-627
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.83.11
    e-Print: arXiv:0801.0287 [hep-ph] | PDF

  67. 143 citations in 2018
  68. 141 citations in 2018
  69. 140 citations in 2018
  70. 138 citations in 2018
    SARAH 4 : A tool for (not only SUSY) model builders
    Florian Staub (Bonn U.). Sep 27, 2013. 18 pp.
    Published in Comput.Phys.Commun. 185 (2014) 1773-1790
    BONN-TH-2013-17
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2014.02.018
    e-Print: arXiv:1309.7223 [hep-ph] | PDF

  71. 137 citations in 2018
  72. 135 citations in 2018
    Comix, a new matrix element generator
    Tanju Gleisberg (SLAC), Stefan Hoeche (Durham U., IPPP). Aug 2008. 26 pp.
    Published in JHEP 0812 (2008) 039
    SLAC-PUB-13232, IPPP-08-31, DCPT-08-62, MCNET-08-08
    DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2008/12/039
    e-Print: arXiv:0808.3674 [hep-ph] | PDF

  73. 134 citations in 2018
  74. 132 citations in 2018
  75. 131 citations in 2018
  76. 130 citations in 2018
  77. 130 citations in 2018
  78. 129 citations in 2018
  79. 129 citations in 2018
  80. 129 citations in 2018
  81. 128 citations in 2018
  82. 127 citations in 2018
  83. 126 citations in 2018
  84. 126 citations in 2018
  85. 126 citations in 2018
  86. 125 citations in 2018
  87. 125 citations in 2018
  88. 124 citations in 2018
  89. 124 citations in 2018
  90. 124 citations in 2018
  91. 122 citations in 2018
  92. 121 citations in 2018
  93. 121 citations in 2018
  94. 119 citations in 2018
  95. 119 citations in 2018
  96. 117 citations in 2018
    The Muon g-2
    Fred Jegerlehner (Silesia U. & Humboldt U., Berlin), Andreas Nyffeler (Harish-Chandra Res. Inst.). Feb 2009. 134 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 477 (2009) 1-110
    HU-EP-09-07, HRI-P-09-02-001, RECAPP-HRI-2009-003
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physrep.2009.04.003
    e-Print: arXiv:0902.3360 [hep-ph] | PDF

  97. 116 citations in 2018
  98. 116 citations in 2018
  99. 116 citations in 2018
  100. 116 citations in 2018