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 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 1977 editions

575 core citations up to the end of 1977PDG 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. 932 core citations up to the end of 1977
  2. 914 core citations up to the end of 1977
  3. 648 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. 595 core citations up to the end of 1977
  5. 510 core citations up to the end of 1977
  6. 401 core citations up to the end of 1977
  7. 381 core citations up to the end of 1977
  8. 367 core citations up to the end of 1977
  9. 361 core citations up to the end of 1977
  10. 357 core citations up to the end of 1977
  11. 343 core citations up to the end of 1977
  12. 342 core citations up to the end of 1977
  13. 339 core citations up to the end of 1977
  14. 332 core citations up to the end of 1977
  15. 317 core citations up to the end of 1977
  16. 309 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

  17. 305 core citations up to the end of 1977
  18. 300 core citations up to the end of 1977
  19. 288 core citations up to the end of 1977
  20. 282 core citations up to the end of 1977
  21. 282 core citations up to the end of 1977
  22. 277 core citations up to the end of 1977
  23. 274 core citations up to the end of 1977
  24. 273 core citations up to the end of 1977
  25. 267 core citations up to the end of 1977
  26. 267 core citations up to the end of 1977
  27. 260 core citations up to the end of 1977
  28. 258 core citations up to the end of 1977
  29. 253 core citations up to the end of 1977
  30. 253 core citations up to the end of 1977
  31. 247 core citations up to the end of 1977
  32. 247 core citations up to the end of 1977
  33. 242 core citations up to the end of 1977
  34. 242 core citations up to the end of 1977
  35. 242 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. 240 core citations up to the end of 1977
  37. 239 core citations up to the end of 1977
  38. 238 core citations up to the end of 1977
  39. 235 core citations up to the end of 1977