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

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

2018 reports for eprints

  1. 14417 citations up to the end of 2018
  2. 9374 citations up to the end of 2018
  3. 8012 citations up to the end of 2018
  4. 6366 citations 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

  5. 4462 citations up to the end of 2018
  6. 4040 citations up to the end of 2018
  7. 3730 citations up to the end of 2018
  8. 3114 citations up to the end of 2018
  9. 2845 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  10. 2840 citations up to the end of 2018
  11. 2751 citations up to the end of 2018
  12. 2662 citations up to the end of 2018
  13. 2657 citations up to the end of 2018
  14. 2629 citations up to the end of 2018
  15. 2581 citations up to the end of 2018
  16. 2518 citations up to the end of 2018
  17. 2435 citations up to the end of 2018
  18. 2394 citations up to the end of 2018
  19. 2336 citations up to the end of 2018
  20. 2278 citations up to the end of 2018
  21. 2250 citations up to the end of 2018
  22. 2133 citations up to the end of 2018
  23. 2105 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  24. 1932 citations up to the end of 2018
  25. 1824 citations up to the end of 2018
  26. 1806 citations up to the end of 2018
  27. 1785 citations up to the end of 2018
  28. 1757 citations up to the end of 2018
  29. 1727 citations up to the end of 2018
  30. 1727 citations up to the end of 2018
  31. 1725 citations up to the end of 2018
  32. 1716 citations up to the end of 2018
  33. 1707 citations up to the end of 2018
  34. 1620 citations up to the end of 2018
  35. 1576 citations up to the end of 2018
  36. 1560 citations up to the end of 2018
  37. 1521 citations up to the end of 2018
  38. 1487 citations up to the end of 2018
  39. 1410 citations up to the end of 2018
  40. 1372 citations up to the end of 2018
  41. 1357 citations up to the end of 2018
  42. 1339 citations 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

  43. 1301 citations up to the end of 2018
  44. 1296 citations up to the end of 2018
  45. 1285 citations up to the end of 2018
  46. 1272 citations 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

  47. 1269 citations up to the end of 2018
  48. 1261 citations up to the end of 2018
  49. 1245 citations up to the end of 2018
  50. 1235 citations up to the end of 2018
  51. 1226 citations up to the end of 2018
  52. 1224 citations up to the end of 2018
  53. 1206 citations up to the end of 2018
  54. 1197 citations up to the end of 2018
  55. 1193 citations up to the end of 2018
  56. 1188 citations up to the end of 2018
  57. 1183 citations up to the end of 2018
  58. 1181 citations up to the end of 2018
  59. 1180 citations 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

  60. 1163 citations up to the end of 2018
  61. 1143 citations up to the end of 2018
  62. 1139 citations up to the end of 2018
  63. 1135 citations up to the end of 2018
  64. 1110 citations up to the end of 2018
  65. 1108 citations up to the end of 2018
  66. 1096 citations up to the end of 2018
  67. 1090 citations up to the end of 2018
  68. 1065 citations up to the end of 2018
  69. 1060 citations up to the end of 2018
  70. 1058 citations up to the end of 2018
  71. 1058 citations up to the end of 2018
  72. 1044 citations up to the end of 2018
  73. 1043 citations up to the end of 2018
  74. 1035 citations up to the end of 2018
  75. 1034 citations up to the end of 2018
  76. 1029 citations up to the end of 2018
  77. 1012 citations up to the end of 2018
  78. 1007 citations up to the end of 2018
  79. 1001 citations up to the end of 2018
  80. 1001 citations up to the end of 2018
  81. 993 citations up to the end of 2018
  82. 991 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  83. 989 citations up to the end of 2018
  84. 982 citations up to the end of 2018
  85. 978 citations up to the end of 2018
  86. 951 citations up to the end of 2018
  87. 943 citations up to the end of 2018
  88. 943 citations up to the end of 2018
  89. 940 citations up to the end of 2018
  90. 935 citations up to the end of 2018
  91. 929 citations up to the end of 2018
  92. 928 citations up to the end of 2018
  93. 926 citations up to the end of 2018
  94. 925 citations up to the end of 2018
  95. 924 citations 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

  96. 920 citations up to the end of 2018
  97. 914 citations up to the end of 2018
  98. 912 citations up to the end of 2018
  99. 912 citations up to the end of 2018
  100. 911 citations up to the end of 2018