Top Cited Articles of All Time (1981 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1981 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 1981 editions

1413 core citations up to the end of 1981PDG 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. 2347 core citations up to the end of 1981
  2. 1667 core citations up to the end of 1981
  3. 962 core citations up to the end of 1981
  4. 873 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  5. 865 core citations up to the end of 1981
  6. 847 core citations up to the end of 1981
  7. 798 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  8. 759 core citations up to the end of 1981
  9. 729 core citations up to the end of 1981
  10. 715 core citations up to the end of 1981
  11. 712 core citations up to the end of 1981
  12. 704 core citations up to the end of 1981
  13. 663 core citations up to the end of 1981
  14. 658 core citations up to the end of 1981
  15. 647 core citations up to the end of 1981
  16. 627 core citations up to the end of 1981
  17. 611 core citations up to the end of 1981
  18. 611 core citations up to the end of 1981
  19. 588 core citations up to the end of 1981
  20. 583 core citations up to the end of 1981
  21. 576 core citations up to the end of 1981
  22. 569 core citations up to the end of 1981
  23. 562 core citations up to the end of 1981
  24. 562 core citations up to the end of 1981
  25. 561 core citations up to the end of 1981
  26. 557 core citations up to the end of 1981
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  27. 556 core citations up to the end of 1981
    Hierarchy of Interactions in Unified Gauge Theories
    H. Georgi, Helen R. Quinn, Steven Weinberg (Harvard U.). Aug 1974. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 451-454
    Print-74-1122 Rev. (HARVARD), PRINT-74-1122 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.451

  28. 547 core citations up to the end of 1981
    Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions
    Abdus Salam (Imperial Coll., London & ICTP, Trieste). May 1968. 11 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C680519 (1968) 367-377
    Conference: C68-05-19

  29. 539 core citations up to the end of 1981
  30. 538 core citations up to the end of 1981
  31. 519 core citations up to the end of 1981
  32. 511 core citations up to the end of 1981
  33. 506 core citations up to the end of 1981
  34. 504 core citations up to the end of 1981
  35. 503 core citations up to the end of 1981
  36. 502 core citations up to the end of 1981
  37. 498 core citations up to the end of 1981
  38. 493 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  39. 491 core citations up to the end of 1981