Top Cited Articles of All Time (1977 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1977 edition)

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 2018-01-08. 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 1977 editions

677 core citations up to the end of 1977PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 1037 core citations up to the end of 1977
  2. 976 core citations up to the end of 1977
  3. 673 core citations up to the end of 1977
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  4. 621 core citations up to the end of 1977
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  5. 531 core citations up to the end of 1977
  6. 525 core citations up to the end of 1977
  7. 522 core citations up to the end of 1977
  8. 485 core citations up to the end of 1977
  9. 443 core citations up to the end of 1977
  10. 438 core citations up to the end of 1977
  11. 428 core citations up to the end of 1977
  12. 414 core citations up to the end of 1977
  13. 404 core citations up to the end of 1977
  14. 389 core citations up to the end of 1977
  15. 384 core citations up to the end of 1977
  16. 382 core citations up to the end of 1977
  17. 374 core citations up to the end of 1977
  18. 365 core citations up to the end of 1977
  19. 365 core citations up to the end of 1977
  20. 357 core citations up to the end of 1977
  21. 347 core citations up to the end of 1977
  22. 342 core citations up to the end of 1977
  23. 334 core citations up to the end of 1977
  24. 331 core citations up to the end of 1977
  25. 322 core citations up to the end of 1977
  26. 317 core citations up to the end of 1977
    The Spectrum of Charmonium
    E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, John B. Kogut, K.D. Lane, Tung-Mow Yan (Cornell U., LNS). Dec 1974. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 34 (1975) 369-372, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  27. 315 core citations up to the end of 1977
  28. 310 core citations up to the end of 1977
  29. 309 core citations up to the end of 1977
  30. 303 core citations up to the end of 1977
  31. 303 core citations up to the end of 1977
  32. 302 core citations up to the end of 1977
  33. 302 core citations up to the end of 1977
  34. 300 core citations up to the end of 1977
  35. 299 core citations up to the end of 1977
  36. 296 core citations up to the end of 1977
  37. 283 core citations up to the end of 1977
  38. 282 core citations up to the end of 1977
  39. 277 core citations up to the end of 1977