Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) by math

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 edition) cited by papers in the math archive

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 2016-12-31. 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 2004 editions

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 64 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Quantization of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
    L.D. Faddeev, N.Yu. Reshetikhin, L.A. Takhtajan (Steklov Math. Inst., St. Petersburg). 1987. 16 pp.
    Published in Leningrad Math.J. 1 (1990) 193-225, Alg.Anal. 1 (1989) no.1, 178-206
    LOMI-E-14-87

  2. 57 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  3. 53 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  4. 53 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  5. 51 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  6. 49 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  7. 45 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  8. 44 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  9. 40 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  10. 36 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  11. 34 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  12. 33 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  13. 32 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Hopf algebras and the quantum Yang-Baxter equation
    V.G. Drinfeld (Kharkov, Inst. Low Temp. Phys.). 1985. 5 pp.
    Published in Sov.Math.Dokl. 32 (1985) 254-258, Dokl.Akad.Nauk Ser.Fiz. 283 (1985) 1060-1064

  14. 31 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  15. 31 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  16. 30 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  17. 29 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  18. 28 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  19. 28 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Compact matrix pseudogroups
    S.L. Woronowicz (Warsaw U., Math. Dept.). 1987. 53 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 111 (1987) 613-665
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01219077

  20. 28 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  21. 28 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  22. 27 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Lie Superalgebras
    V.G. Kac (MIT, LNS). 1977. 89 pp.
    Published in Adv.Math. 26 (1977) 8-96
    DOI: 10.1016/0001-8708(77)90017-2

  23. 27 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  24. 26 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  25. 26 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  26. 25 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  27. 25 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  28. 25 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  29. 25 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  30. 24 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  31. 24 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    The Selfduality equations on a Riemann surface
    Nigel J. Hitchin (Oxford U.). Sep 1986. 73 pp.
    Published in Proc.Lond.Math.Soc. 55 (1987) 59-131
    DOI: 10.1112/plms/s3-55.1.59

  32. 24 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  33. 24 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  34. 24 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  35. 23 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  36. 23 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  37. 23 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  38. 22 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  39. 22 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Noncommutative differential geometry
    1986.
    Published in Inst.Hautes Etudes Sci.Publ.Math. 62 (1986) 257

  40. 22 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Topological quantum field theories
    M. Atiyah. 1989. 12 pp.
    Published in Inst.Hautes Etudes Sci.Publ.Math. 68 (1989) 175-186
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02698547

  41. 22 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  42. 22 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  43. 22 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  44. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    On Unitary Representations of the Inhomogeneous Lorentz Group
    Eugene P. Wigner (Princeton U.). 1939. 56 pp.
    Published in Annals Math. 40 (1939) 149-204, Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 6 (1989) 9-64
    DOI: 10.2307/1968551
    Conference: C88-05-24

  45. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  46. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  47. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  48. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  49. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  50. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  51. 21 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  52. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Strings on Orbifolds
    Lance J. Dixon, Jeffrey A. Harvey, C. Vafa, Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Jul 1985. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B261 (1985) 678-686
    PRINT-85-0616 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90593-0

  53. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  54. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  55. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  56. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  57. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  58. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  59. 20 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  60. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    The CPT theorem in two-dimensional theories of local observables
    H.J. Borchers (Gottingen U.). Feb 26, 1991. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 143 (1992) 315-332
    GOET-TP-91-01
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02099011

  61. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Operator algebras and conformal field theory
    Fabrizio Gabbiani, Jurg Frohlich (Zurich, ETH). Dec 7, 1992. 110 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 155 (1993) 569-640
    ETH-TH-92-30
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02096729

  62. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    On the Deformation of Rings and Algebras
    Murray Gerstenhaber. Nov 1963. 45 pp.
    Published in Annals Math. 79 (1963) 59-103
    DOI: 10.2307/1970484

  63. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  64. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  65. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  66. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  67. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  68. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  69. 19 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  70. 18 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  71. 18 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  72. 18 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  73. 18 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    The Yang-Mills equations over Riemann surfaces
    M.F. Atiyah (Oxford U.), R. Bott (Harvard U.). 1982. 93 pp.
    Published in Phil.Trans.Roy.Soc.Lond. A308 (1982) 523-615

  74. 18 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  75. 18 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  76. 18 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  77. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  78. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  79. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Duality in {Calabi-Yau} Moduli Space
    Brian R. Greene, M.R. Plesser (Harvard U.). Mar 5, 1990. 23 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B338 (1990) 15-37
    HUTP-89-A043A, HUTMP-89-B245
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(90)90622-K

  80. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  81. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  82. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  83. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  84. 17 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  85. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  86. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  87. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    The Planar Approximation. 2.
    C. Itzykson, J.B. Zuber (Saclay). Jun 1979. 27 pp.
    Published in J.Math.Phys. 21 (1980) 411
    SACLAY-DPh-T 79/82
    DOI: 10.1063/1.524438
    Conference: C80-06-02

  88. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  89. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Quantum Spheres
    P. Podles (Warsaw, CFT). 1987. 10 pp.
    Published in Lett.Math.Phys. 14 (1987) 193-202
    DOI: 10.1007/BF00416848

  90. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    2-D Gravity and random matrices
    P. Di Francesco (Saclay), Paul H. Ginsparg (Los Alamos), Jean Zinn-Justin (Saclay). Jun 1993. 168 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 254 (1995) 1-133
    LA-UR-93-1722, SACLAY-SPH-T-93-061
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(94)00084-G
    e-Print: hep-th/9306153 | PDF

  91. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  92. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  93. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  94. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  95. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  96. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  97. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  98. 16 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
  99. 15 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Quantized space-time
    Hartland S. Snyder (Northwestern U.). May 1946. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. 71 (1947) 38-41
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRev.71.38

  100. 15 citations by math eprints up to the end of 2004
    Nonabelian Bosonization in Two-Dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1983. 30 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 92 (1984) 455-472
    PRINT-83-0934 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01215276