Top Cited Articles of All Time (1977 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1977 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 1977 editions

578 core citations up to the end of 1977PDG 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. 944 core citations up to the end of 1977
  2. 925 core citations up to the end of 1977
  3. 651 core citations up to the end of 1977
    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. 597 core citations up to the end of 1977
  5. 511 core citations up to the end of 1977
  6. 404 core citations up to the end of 1977
  7. 382 core citations up to the end of 1977
  8. 375 core citations up to the end of 1977
  9. 368 core citations up to the end of 1977
  10. 361 core citations up to the end of 1977
  11. 348 core citations up to the end of 1977
  12. 344 core citations up to the end of 1977
  13. 339 core citations up to the end of 1977
  14. 337 core citations up to the end of 1977
  15. 317 core citations up to the end of 1977
  16. 312 core citations up to the end of 1977
  17. 311 core citations up to the end of 1977
    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

  18. 309 core citations up to the end of 1977
  19. 301 core citations up to the end of 1977
  20. 292 core citations up to the end of 1977
  21. 286 core citations up to the end of 1977
  22. 283 core citations up to the end of 1977
  23. 281 core citations up to the end of 1977
  24. 280 core citations up to the end of 1977
  25. 273 core citations up to the end of 1977
  26. 267 core citations up to the end of 1977
  27. 264 core citations up to the end of 1977
  28. 263 core citations up to the end of 1977
  29. 260 core citations up to the end of 1977
  30. 259 core citations up to the end of 1977
  31. 258 core citations up to the end of 1977
  32. 250 core citations up to the end of 1977
  33. 249 core citations up to the end of 1977
  34. 246 core citations up to the end of 1977
  35. 244 core citations up to the end of 1977
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 13 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  36. 242 core citations up to the end of 1977
  37. 242 core citations up to the end of 1977
  38. 242 core citations up to the end of 1977
  39. 240 core citations up to the end of 1977