Top Cited Articles of All Time (1989 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1989 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 1989 editions

4110 core citations up to the end of 1989PDG 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. 4148 core citations up to the end of 1989
  2. 2433 core citations up to the end of 1989
  3. 2006 core citations up to the end of 1989
  4. 1837 core citations up to the end of 1989
  5. 1769 core citations up to the end of 1989
  6. 1731 core citations up to the end of 1989
  7. 1339 core citations up to the end of 1989
  8. 1273 core citations up to the end of 1989
  9. 1268 core citations up to the end of 1989
  10. 1261 core citations up to the end of 1989
  11. 1258 core citations up to the end of 1989
  12. 1244 core citations up to the end of 1989
  13. 1206 core citations up to the end of 1989
  14. 1163 core citations up to the end of 1989
  15. 1125 core citations up to the end of 1989
  16. 1115 core citations up to the end of 1989
  17. 1079 core citations up to the end of 1989
  18. 1074 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  19. 1073 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  20. 1060 core citations up to the end of 1989
  21. 1041 core citations up to the end of 1989
  22. 1001 core citations up to the end of 1989
  23. 1000 core citations up to the end of 1989
  24. 1000 core citations up to the end of 1989
  25. 995 core citations up to the end of 1989
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  26. 985 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  27. 966 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  28. 952 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  29. 951 core citations up to the end of 1989
  30. 947 core citations up to the end of 1989
  31. 947 core citations up to the end of 1989
  32. 941 core citations up to the end of 1989
  33. 937 core citations up to the end of 1989
  34. 931 core citations up to the end of 1989
    Super Collider Physics
    E. Eichten (Fermilab), I. Hinchliffe (LBL, Berkeley), Kenneth D. Lane (Ohio State U.), C. Quigg (Fermilab). Feb 1984. 550 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 56 (1984) 579-707, Addendum: Rev.Mod.Phys. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.58.1065, 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  35. 920 core citations up to the end of 1989
  36. 914 core citations up to the end of 1989
  37. 865 core citations up to the end of 1989
  38. 860 core citations up to the end of 1989
  39. 848 core citations up to the end of 1989