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 2015-01-08. 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 1976 editions

467 core citations up to the end of 1976PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group Collaboration (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. 658 core citations up to the end of 1976
  2. 641 core citations up to the end of 1976
  3. 559 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. 518 core citations up to the end of 1976
  5. 372 core citations up to the end of 1976
  6. 363 core citations up to the end of 1976
  7. 354 core citations up to the end of 1976
  8. 329 core citations up to the end of 1976
  9. 324 core citations up to the end of 1976
  10. 313 core citations up to the end of 1976
  11. 295 core citations up to the end of 1976
  12. 281 core citations up to the end of 1976
  13. 276 core citations up to the end of 1976
  14. 274 core citations up to the end of 1976
  15. 250 core citations up to the end of 1976
  16. 250 core citations up to the end of 1976
  17. 249 core citations up to the end of 1976
  18. 248 core citations up to the end of 1976
  19. 241 core citations up to the end of 1976
  20. 238 core citations up to the end of 1976
  21. 237 core citations up to the end of 1976
  22. 235 core citations up to the end of 1976
  23. 225 core citations up to the end of 1976
  24. 222 core citations up to the end of 1976
  25. 221 core citations up to the end of 1976
  26. 221 core citations up to the end of 1976
  27. 218 core citations up to the end of 1976
  28. 218 core citations up to the end of 1976
  29. 216 core citations up to the end of 1976
  30. 216 core citations up to the end of 1976
  31. 212 core citations up to the end of 1976
  32. 210 core citations up to the end of 1976
  33. 207 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. 201 core citations up to the end of 1976
  35. 198 core citations up to the end of 1976
  36. 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

  37. 195 core citations up to the end of 1976
  38. 194 core citations up to the end of 1976
  39. 194 core citations up to the end of 1976