Top Cited Articles of All Time (1978 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1978 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 2018-01-08. 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 1978 editions

795 core citations up to the end of 1978PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 1353 core citations up to the end of 1978
  2. 1182 core citations up to the end of 1978
  3. 736 core citations up to the end of 1978
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  4. 671 core citations up to the end of 1978
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  5. 591 core citations up to the end of 1978
  6. 576 core citations up to the end of 1978
  7. 539 core citations up to the end of 1978
  8. 531 core citations up to the end of 1978
  9. 527 core citations up to the end of 1978
  10. 486 core citations up to the end of 1978
  11. 483 core citations up to the end of 1978
  12. 471 core citations up to the end of 1978
  13. 458 core citations up to the end of 1978
  14. 437 core citations up to the end of 1978
  15. 437 core citations up to the end of 1978
  16. 432 core citations up to the end of 1978
  17. 430 core citations up to the end of 1978
  18. 407 core citations up to the end of 1978
  19. 402 core citations up to the end of 1978
  20. 401 core citations up to the end of 1978
  21. 401 core citations up to the end of 1978
  22. 397 core citations up to the end of 1978
  23. 396 core citations up to the end of 1978
    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

  24. 394 core citations up to the end of 1978
  25. 391 core citations up to the end of 1978
  26. 388 core citations up to the end of 1978
  27. 376 core citations up to the end of 1978
  28. 371 core citations up to the end of 1978
  29. 363 core citations up to the end of 1978
  30. 362 core citations up to the end of 1978
  31. 356 core citations up to the end of 1978
  32. 347 core citations up to the end of 1978
  33. 339 core citations up to the end of 1978
  34. 337 core citations up to the end of 1978
  35. 331 core citations up to the end of 1978
  36. 330 core citations up to the end of 1978
  37. 330 core citations up to the end of 1978
  38. 329 core citations up to the end of 1978
  39. 329 core citations up to the end of 1978