Top Cited Articles of All Time (1983 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1983 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 1983 editions

1871 core citations up to the end of 1983PDG 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. 2881 core citations up to the end of 1983
  2. 1892 core citations up to the end of 1983
  3. 1380 core citations up to the end of 1983
  4. 1114 core citations up to the end of 1983
  5. 1027 core citations up to the end of 1983
  6. 1015 core citations up to the end of 1983
  7. 983 core citations up to the end of 1983
  8. 939 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  9. 868 core citations up to the end of 1983
  10. 861 core citations up to the end of 1983
  11. 858 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  12. 837 core citations up to the end of 1983
  13. 771 core citations up to the end of 1983
  14. 767 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  15. 767 core citations up to the end of 1983
  16. 756 core citations up to the end of 1983
  17. 751 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  18. 744 core citations up to the end of 1983
  19. 729 core citations up to the end of 1983
  20. 725 core citations up to the end of 1983
  21. 716 core citations up to the end of 1983
  22. 713 core citations up to the end of 1983
  23. 698 core citations up to the end of 1983
  24. 696 core citations up to the end of 1983
  25. 674 core citations up to the end of 1983
  26. 673 core citations up to the end of 1983
  27. 671 core citations up to the end of 1983
  28. 666 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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. 660 core citations up to the end of 1983
  30. 650 core citations up to the end of 1983
  31. 646 core citations up to the end of 1983
  32. 636 core citations up to the end of 1983
  33. 633 core citations up to the end of 1983
  34. 623 core citations up to the end of 1983
  35. 618 core citations up to the end of 1983
  36. 617 core citations up to the end of 1983
  37. 610 core citations up to the end of 1983
  38. 602 core citations up to the end of 1983
  39. 585 core citations up to the end of 1983