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 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 1977 editions

673 core citations up to the end of 1977PDG 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. 1029 core citations up to the end of 1977
    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. 968 core citations up to the end of 1977
  3. 666 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. 616 core citations up to the end of 1977
  5. 528 core citations up to the end of 1977
  6. 522 core citations up to the end of 1977
  7. 520 core citations up to the end of 1977
  8. 482 core citations up to the end of 1977
  9. 439 core citations up to the end of 1977
  10. 429 core citations up to the end of 1977
  11. 423 core citations up to the end of 1977
  12. 412 core citations up to the end of 1977
  13. 396 core citations up to the end of 1977
  14. 383 core citations up to the end of 1977
  15. 380 core citations up to the end of 1977
  16. 371 core citations up to the end of 1977
  17. 363 core citations up to the end of 1977
  18. 358 core citations up to the end of 1977
  19. 355 core citations up to the end of 1977
  20. 342 core citations up to the end of 1977
  21. 342 core citations up to the end of 1977
  22. 331 core citations up to the end of 1977
  23. 330 core citations up to the end of 1977
  24. 316 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: Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  25. 314 core citations up to the end of 1977
  26. 313 core citations up to the end of 1977
  27. 309 core citations up to the end of 1977
  28. 305 core citations up to the end of 1977
  29. 302 core citations up to the end of 1977
  30. 301 core citations up to the end of 1977
  31. 300 core citations up to the end of 1977
  32. 298 core citations up to the end of 1977
  33. 297 core citations up to the end of 1977
  34. 295 core citations up to the end of 1977
  35. 294 core citations up to the end of 1977
  36. 282 core citations up to the end of 1977
  37. 280 core citations up to the end of 1977
  38. 273 core citations up to the end of 1977
  39. 273 core citations up to the end of 1977