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 2016-01-04. 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 1977 editions

583 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. 952 core citations up to the end of 1977
  2. 936 core citations up to the end of 1977
  3. 655 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. 604 core citations up to the end of 1977
  5. 516 core citations up to the end of 1977
  6. 406 core citations up to the end of 1977
  7. 385 core citations up to the end of 1977
  8. 381 core citations up to the end of 1977
  9. 373 core citations up to the end of 1977
  10. 364 core citations up to the end of 1977
  11. 352 core citations up to the end of 1977
  12. 344 core citations up to the end of 1977
  13. 341 core citations up to the end of 1977
  14. 338 core citations up to the end of 1977
  15. 326 core citations up to the end of 1977
  16. 321 core citations up to the end of 1977
  17. 314 core citations up to the end of 1977
  18. 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, Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  19. 308 core citations up to the end of 1977
  20. 301 core citations up to the end of 1977
  21. 296 core citations up to the end of 1977
  22. 290 core citations up to the end of 1977
  23. 285 core citations up to the end of 1977
  24. 284 core citations up to the end of 1977
  25. 283 core citations up to the end of 1977
  26. 270 core citations up to the end of 1977
  27. 270 core citations up to the end of 1977
  28. 265 core citations up to the end of 1977
  29. 264 core citations up to the end of 1977
  30. 263 core citations up to the end of 1977
  31. 257 core citations up to the end of 1977
  32. 253 core citations up to the end of 1977
  33. 250 core citations up to the end of 1977
  34. 246 core citations up to the end of 1977
  35. 246 core citations up to the end of 1977
  36. 246 core citations up to the end of 1977
  37. 245 core citations up to the end of 1977
  38. 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

  39. 243 core citations up to the end of 1977