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 2016-12-31. 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 1976 editions

554 core citations up to the end of 1976PDG 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. 719 core citations up to the end of 1976
    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

  2. 697 core citations up to the end of 1976
  3. 571 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. 534 core citations up to the end of 1976
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  6. 474 core citations up to the end of 1976
  7. 450 core citations up to the end of 1976
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  9. 400 core citations up to the end of 1976
  10. 380 core citations up to the end of 1976
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  12. 369 core citations up to the end of 1976
  13. 369 core citations up to the end of 1976
  14. 362 core citations up to the end of 1976
  15. 349 core citations up to the end of 1976
  16. 348 core citations up to the end of 1976
  17. 319 core citations up to the end of 1976
  18. 309 core citations up to the end of 1976
  19. 296 core citations up to the end of 1976
  20. 286 core citations up to the end of 1976
  21. 285 core citations up to the end of 1976
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  23. 279 core citations up to the end of 1976
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  25. 267 core citations up to the end of 1976
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  27. 261 core citations up to the end of 1976
  28. 255 core citations up to the end of 1976
  29. 253 core citations up to the end of 1976
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  31. 248 core citations up to the end of 1976
  32. 248 core citations up to the end of 1976
  33. 246 core citations up to the end of 1976
  34. 240 core citations up to the end of 1976
  35. 236 core citations up to the end of 1976
  36. 233 core citations up to the end of 1976
  37. 228 core citations up to the end of 1976
  38. 228 core citations up to the end of 1976
  39. 221 core citations up to the end of 1976