Top Cited Articles of All Time (1974 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1974 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 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 1974 editions

153 core citations up to the end of 1974PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 461 core citations up to the end of 1974
  2. 365 core citations up to the end of 1974
  3. 364 core citations up to the end of 1974
  4. 360 core citations up to the end of 1974
  5. 346 core citations up to the end of 1974
  6. 316 core citations up to the end of 1974
  7. 316 core citations up to the end of 1974
  8. 291 core citations up to the end of 1974
  9. 283 core citations up to the end of 1974
  10. 280 core citations up to the end of 1974
    A Model of Leptons
    Steven Weinberg (MIT, LNS). Nov 1967. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 19 (1967) 1264-1266
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.19.1264

  11. 265 core citations up to the end of 1974
  12. 257 core citations up to the end of 1974
  13. 256 core citations up to the end of 1974
  14. 251 core citations up to the end of 1974
  15. 251 core citations up to the end of 1974
  16. 235 core citations up to the end of 1974
  17. 231 core citations up to the end of 1974
  18. 230 core citations up to the end of 1974
  19. 224 core citations up to the end of 1974
  20. 194 core citations up to the end of 1974
  21. 180 core citations up to the end of 1974
  22. 179 core citations up to the end of 1974
  23. 174 core citations up to the end of 1974
  24. 169 core citations up to the end of 1974
  25. 168 core citations up to the end of 1974
  26. 167 core citations up to the end of 1974
  27. 160 core citations up to the end of 1974
  28. 159 core citations up to the end of 1974
  29. 156 core citations up to the end of 1974
  30. 156 core citations up to the end of 1974
  31. 156 core citations up to the end of 1974
  32. 154 core citations up to the end of 1974
  33. 152 core citations up to the end of 1974
  34. 152 core citations up to the end of 1974
  35. 151 core citations up to the end of 1974
  36. 150 core citations up to the end of 1974
  37. 150 core citations up to the end of 1974
  38. 149 core citations up to the end of 1974
  39. 148 core citations up to the end of 1974