Top Cited Articles of All Time (1979 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1979 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 1979 editions

972 core citations up to the end of 1979PDG 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. 1708 core citations up to the end of 1979
  2. 1369 core citations up to the end of 1979
  3. 789 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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. 721 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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. 664 core citations up to the end of 1979
  6. 645 core citations up to the end of 1979
  7. 628 core citations up to the end of 1979
  8. 604 core citations up to the end of 1979
  9. 574 core citations up to the end of 1979
  10. 554 core citations up to the end of 1979
  11. 550 core citations up to the end of 1979
  12. 526 core citations up to the end of 1979
  13. 525 core citations up to the end of 1979
  14. 522 core citations up to the end of 1979
  15. 509 core citations up to the end of 1979
  16. 492 core citations up to the end of 1979
  17. 479 core citations up to the end of 1979
  18. 460 core citations up to the end of 1979
  19. 459 core citations up to the end of 1979
  20. 456 core citations up to the end of 1979
  21. 448 core citations up to the end of 1979
  22. 442 core citations up to the end of 1979
  23. 438 core citations up to the end of 1979
  24. 431 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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

  25. 421 core citations up to the end of 1979
  26. 420 core citations up to the end of 1979
  27. 415 core citations up to the end of 1979
  28. 412 core citations up to the end of 1979
  29. 411 core citations up to the end of 1979
  30. 409 core citations up to the end of 1979
    Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions
    Abdus Salam (Imperial Coll., London & ICTP, Trieste). May 1968. 11 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C680519 (1968) 367-377
    Conference: C68-05-19

  31. 409 core citations up to the end of 1979
  32. 404 core citations up to the end of 1979
  33. 401 core citations up to the end of 1979
  34. 396 core citations up to the end of 1979
  35. 396 core citations up to the end of 1979
  36. 393 core citations up to the end of 1979
  37. 389 core citations up to the end of 1979
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  38. 389 core citations up to the end of 1979
  39. 385 core citations up to the end of 1979