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 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 1978 editions

791 core citations up to the end of 1978PDG 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. 1342 core citations up to the end of 1978
    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. 1173 core citations up to the end of 1978
  3. 726 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. 663 core citations up to the end of 1978
  5. 587 core citations up to the end of 1978
  6. 572 core citations up to the end of 1978
  7. 536 core citations up to the end of 1978
  8. 524 core citations up to the end of 1978
  9. 523 core citations up to the end of 1978
  10. 481 core citations up to the end of 1978
  11. 476 core citations up to the end of 1978
  12. 466 core citations up to the end of 1978
  13. 448 core citations up to the end of 1978
  14. 437 core citations up to the end of 1978
  15. 430 core citations up to the end of 1978
  16. 429 core citations up to the end of 1978
  17. 427 core citations up to the end of 1978
  18. 404 core citations up to the end of 1978
  19. 399 core citations up to the end of 1978
  20. 399 core citations up to the end of 1978
  21. 393 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

  22. 389 core citations up to the end of 1978
  23. 388 core citations up to the end of 1978
  24. 388 core citations up to the end of 1978
  25. 387 core citations up to the end of 1978
  26. 375 core citations up to the end of 1978
    Hadron Masses in a Gauge Theory
    A. De Rujula, Howard Georgi, S.L. Glashow (Harvard U.). Mar 1975. 48 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D12 (1975) 147-162
    PRINT-75-0182 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.12.147

  27. 369 core citations up to the end of 1978
  28. 361 core citations up to the end of 1978
  29. 359 core citations up to the end of 1978
  30. 356 core citations up to the end of 1978
  31. 346 core citations up to the end of 1978
  32. 337 core citations up to the end of 1978
  33. 333 core citations up to the end of 1978
  34. 329 core citations up to the end of 1978
  35. 328 core citations up to the end of 1978
  36. 328 core citations up to the end of 1978
    Confinement of Quarks
    Kenneth G. Wilson (Cornell U., LNS). Feb 1974. 47 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D10 (1974) 2445-2459
    CLNS-262
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.10.2445
    Conference: C81-06-01, p.45-59 Proceedings Contributions

  37. 327 core citations up to the end of 1978
  38. 325 core citations up to the end of 1978
  39. 324 core citations up to the end of 1978