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 2015-01-08. 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

687 core citations up to the end of 1978PDG 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. 1253 core citations up to the end of 1978
  2. 1127 core citations up to the end of 1978
  3. 710 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. 643 core citations up to the end of 1978
  5. 576 core citations up to the end of 1978
  6. 506 core citations up to the end of 1978
  7. 460 core citations up to the end of 1978
  8. 426 core citations up to the end of 1978
  9. 423 core citations up to the end of 1978
  10. 420 core citations up to the end of 1978
  11. 418 core citations up to the end of 1978
  12. 411 core citations up to the end of 1978
  13. 403 core citations up to the end of 1978
  14. 392 core citations up to the end of 1978
  15. 388 core citations up to the end of 1978
  16. 386 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

  17. 381 core citations up to the end of 1978
  18. 380 core citations up to the end of 1978
  19. 368 core citations up to the end of 1978
  20. 367 core citations up to the end of 1978
  21. 361 core citations up to the end of 1978
  22. 350 core citations up to the end of 1978
  23. 331 core citations up to the end of 1978
  24. 329 core citations up to the end of 1978
  25. 327 core citations up to the end of 1978
  26. 326 core citations up to the end of 1978
  27. 321 core citations up to the end of 1978
  28. 319 core citations up to the end of 1978
  29. 316 core citations up to the end of 1978
  30. 316 core citations up to the end of 1978
  31. 311 core citations up to the end of 1978
  32. 308 core citations up to the end of 1978
  33. 306 core citations up to the end of 1978
  34. 304 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

  35. 299 core citations up to the end of 1978
  36. 296 core citations up to the end of 1978
  37. 291 core citations up to the end of 1978
  38. 289 core citations up to the end of 1978
  39. 288 core citations up to the end of 1978