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 2016-01-04. 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

471 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. 667 core citations up to the end of 1976
  2. 649 core citations up to the end of 1976
  3. 562 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. 524 core citations up to the end of 1976
  5. 375 core citations up to the end of 1976
  6. 364 core citations up to the end of 1976
  7. 359 core citations up to the end of 1976
  8. 333 core citations up to the end of 1976
  9. 332 core citations up to the end of 1976
  10. 315 core citations up to the end of 1976
  11. 299 core citations up to the end of 1976
  12. 293 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. 256 core citations up to the end of 1976
  16. 252 core citations up to the end of 1976
  17. 250 core citations up to the end of 1976
  18. 249 core citations up to the end of 1976
  19. 244 core citations up to the end of 1976
  20. 241 core citations up to the end of 1976
  21. 240 core citations up to the end of 1976
  22. 236 core citations up to the end of 1976
  23. 229 core citations up to the end of 1976
  24. 224 core citations up to the end of 1976
  25. 224 core citations up to the end of 1976
  26. 223 core citations up to the end of 1976
  27. 223 core citations up to the end of 1976
  28. 222 core citations up to the end of 1976
  29. 220 core citations up to the end of 1976
  30. 218 core citations up to the end of 1976
  31. 217 core citations up to the end of 1976
  32. 216 core citations up to the end of 1976
  33. 215 core citations up to the end of 1976
  34. 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, Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  35. 202 core citations up to the end of 1976
  36. 202 core citations up to the end of 1976
  37. 196 core citations up to the end of 1976
  38. 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

  39. 194 core citations up to the end of 1976