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 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 1978 editions

685 core citations up to the end of 1978PDG 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. 1238 core citations up to the end of 1978
  2. 1116 core citations up to the end of 1978
  3. 707 core citations up to the end of 1978
    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. 641 core citations up to the end of 1978
  5. 576 core citations up to the end of 1978
  6. 507 core citations up to the end of 1978
  7. 458 core citations up to the end of 1978
  8. 426 core citations up to the end of 1978
  9. 420 core citations up to the end of 1978
  10. 419 core citations up to the end of 1978
  11. 411 core citations up to the end of 1978
  12. 410 core citations up to the end of 1978
  13. 399 core citations up to the end of 1978
  14. 389 core citations up to the end of 1978
  15. 384 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-ibid. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  16. 381 core citations up to the end of 1978
  17. 375 core citations up to the end of 1978
  18. 375 core citations up to the end of 1978
  19. 367 core citations up to the end of 1978
  20. 360 core citations up to the end of 1978
  21. 359 core citations up to the end of 1978
  22. 345 core citations up to the end of 1978
  23. 332 core citations up to the end of 1978
  24. 325 core citations up to the end of 1978
  25. 322 core citations up to the end of 1978
  26. 320 core citations up to the end of 1978
  27. 316 core citations up to the end of 1978
  28. 315 core citations up to the end of 1978
  29. 311 core citations up to the end of 1978
  30. 309 core citations up to the end of 1978
  31. 306 core citations up to the end of 1978
  32. 304 core citations up to the end of 1978
  33. 301 core citations up to the end of 1978
    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

  34. 296 core citations up to the end of 1978
  35. 288 core citations up to the end of 1978
  36. 287 core citations up to the end of 1978
  37. 287 core citations up to the end of 1978
  38. 287 core citations up to the end of 1978
  39. 285 core citations up to the end of 1978