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 2016-01-04. 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 1978 editions

693 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. 1261 core citations up to the end of 1978
  2. 1139 core citations up to the end of 1978
  3. 714 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. 650 core citations up to the end of 1978
  5. 582 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. 429 core citations up to the end of 1978
  9. 425 core citations up to the end of 1978
  10. 424 core citations up to the end of 1978
  11. 420 core citations up to the end of 1978
  12. 420 core citations up to the end of 1978
  13. 406 core citations up to the end of 1978
  14. 393 core citations up to the end of 1978
  15. 393 core citations up to the end of 1978
  16. 386 core citations up to the end of 1978
  17. 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, Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  18. 384 core citations up to the end of 1978
  19. 369 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. 353 core citations up to the end of 1978
  23. 345 core citations up to the end of 1978
  24. 339 core citations up to the end of 1978
  25. 334 core citations up to the end of 1978
  26. 333 core citations up to the end of 1978
  27. 331 core citations up to the end of 1978
  28. 324 core citations up to the end of 1978
  29. 321 core citations up to the end of 1978
  30. 320 core citations up to the end of 1978
  31. 316 core citations up to the end of 1978
  32. 312 core citations up to the end of 1978
  33. 312 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. 301 core citations up to the end of 1978
  36. 300 core citations up to the end of 1978
  37. 292 core citations up to the end of 1978
  38. 291 core citations up to the end of 1978
  39. 289 core citations up to the end of 1978