Top Cited Articles of All Time (1990 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1990 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 1990 editions

4784 core citations up to the end of 1990PDG 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. 4354 core citations up to the end of 1990
  2. 2526 core citations up to the end of 1990
  3. 2176 core citations up to the end of 1990
  4. 1892 core citations up to the end of 1990
  5. 1877 core citations up to the end of 1990
  6. 1813 core citations up to the end of 1990
  7. 1403 core citations up to the end of 1990
  8. 1363 core citations up to the end of 1990
  9. 1324 core citations up to the end of 1990
  10. 1319 core citations up to the end of 1990
  11. 1317 core citations up to the end of 1990
  12. 1315 core citations up to the end of 1990
  13. 1303 core citations up to the end of 1990
  14. 1263 core citations up to the end of 1990
  15. 1192 core citations up to the end of 1990
  16. 1165 core citations up to the end of 1990
  17. 1160 core citations up to the end of 1990
  18. 1125 core citations up to the end of 1990
  19. 1123 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  20. 1111 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  21. 1100 core citations up to the end of 1990
  22. 1098 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  23. 1094 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  24. 1088 core citations up to the end of 1990
  25. 1075 core citations up to the end of 1990
  26. 1062 core citations up to the end of 1990
  27. 1057 core citations up to the end of 1990
  28. 1054 core citations up to the end of 1990
  29. 1023 core citations up to the end of 1990
  30. 1013 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  31. 1007 core citations up to the end of 1990
  32. 1003 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  33. 983 core citations up to the end of 1990
  34. 979 core citations up to the end of 1990
  35. 974 core citations up to the end of 1990
  36. 969 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  37. 961 core citations up to the end of 1990
  38. 929 core citations up to the end of 1990
  39. 920 core citations up to the end of 1990
    Global Aspects of Current Algebra
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1983. 11 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B223 (1983) 422-432
    PRINT-83-0262 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90063-9