Top Cited Articles of All Time (1998 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1998 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 2018-12-30. 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 1998 editions

14129 core citations up to the end of 1998PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 5707 core citations up to the end of 1998
  2. 3414 core citations up to the end of 1998
  3. 3145 core citations up to the end of 1998
  4. 2910 core citations up to the end of 1998
  5. 2439 core citations up to the end of 1998
  6. 2422 core citations up to the end of 1998
  7. 2412 core citations up to the end of 1998
  8. 2312 core citations up to the end of 1998
  9. 2161 core citations up to the end of 1998
  10. 2092 core citations up to the end of 1998
  11. 2080 core citations up to the end of 1998
  12. 2064 core citations up to the end of 1998
  13. 1987 core citations up to the end of 1998
  14. 1972 core citations up to the end of 1998
  15. 1951 core citations up to the end of 1998
  16. 1875 core citations up to the end of 1998
  17. 1813 core citations up to the end of 1998
  18. 1795 core citations up to the end of 1998
  19. 1782 core citations up to the end of 1998
  20. 1770 core citations up to the end of 1998
  21. 1748 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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.56.579, 10.1103/RevModPhys.58.1065

  22. 1728 core citations up to the end of 1998
  23. 1701 core citations up to the end of 1998
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B103 (1981) 207-210, Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  24. 1683 core citations up to the end of 1998
  25. 1679 core citations up to the end of 1998
  26. 1667 core citations up to the end of 1998
  27. 1619 core citations up to the end of 1998
  28. 1587 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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. 1578 core citations up to the end of 1998
  30. 1569 core citations up to the end of 1998
  31. 1568 core citations up to the end of 1998
  32. 1566 core citations up to the end of 1998
  33. 1500 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  34. 1486 core citations up to the end of 1998
  35. 1480 core citations up to the end of 1998
  36. 1458 core citations up to the end of 1998
  37. 1427 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  38. 1417 core citations up to the end of 1998
    Quark Masses
    J. Gasser, H. Leutwyler (Bern U.). Mar 1982. 189 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 87 (1982) 77-169
    BUTP-6-1982-BERN
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(82)90035-7

  39. 1407 core citations up to the end of 1998