Top Cited Articles of All Time (1976 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1976 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 2014-01-05. 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 1976 editions

465 core citations up to the end of 1976PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics (RPP)
Particle Data Group Collaboration (J. Beringer (LBL, Berkeley) et al.). 2012. 1528 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 010001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.010001

  1. 647 core citations up to the end of 1976
  2. 631 core citations up to the end of 1976
  3. 556 core citations up to the end of 1976
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle J
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  4. 516 core citations up to the end of 1976
  5. 371 core citations up to the end of 1976
  6. 360 core citations up to the end of 1976
  7. 347 core citations up to the end of 1976
  8. 325 core citations up to the end of 1976
  9. 316 core citations up to the end of 1976
  10. 307 core citations up to the end of 1976
  11. 290 core citations up to the end of 1976
  12. 275 core citations up to the end of 1976
  13. 274 core citations up to the end of 1976
  14. 250 core citations up to the end of 1976
  15. 249 core citations up to the end of 1976
  16. 244 core citations up to the end of 1976
  17. 239 core citations up to the end of 1976
  18. 239 core citations up to the end of 1976
  19. 237 core citations up to the end of 1976
  20. 234 core citations up to the end of 1976
  21. 231 core citations up to the end of 1976
  22. 227 core citations up to the end of 1976
  23. 216 core citations up to the end of 1976
  24. 215 core citations up to the end of 1976
  25. 215 core citations up to the end of 1976
  26. 213 core citations up to the end of 1976
  27. 211 core citations up to the end of 1976
  28. 211 core citations up to the end of 1976
  29. 210 core citations up to the end of 1976
  30. 209 core citations up to the end of 1976
  31. 206 core citations up to the end of 1976
  32. 206 core citations up to the end of 1976
  33. 205 core citations up to the end of 1976
    The Spectrum of Charmonium
    E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, John B. Kogut, K.D. Lane, Tung-Mow Yan (Cornell U., LNS). Dec 1974. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 34 (1975) 369-372, Erratum-ibid. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  34. 200 core citations up to the end of 1976
  35. 195 core citations up to the end of 1976
    Is Bound Charm Found?
    A. De Rujula (Harvard U.), S.L. Glashow (MIT, LNS). Dec 1974. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 34 (1975) 46-49
    Print-74-1624 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.46

  36. 195 core citations up to the end of 1976
  37. 192 core citations up to the end of 1976
  38. 190 core citations up to the end of 1976
  39. 190 core citations up to the end of 1976