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 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 1979 editions

966 core citations up to the end of 1979PDG 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. 1696 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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. 1359 core citations up to the end of 1979
  3. 775 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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. 709 core citations up to the end of 1979
  5. 656 core citations up to the end of 1979
  6. 641 core citations up to the end of 1979
  7. 620 core citations up to the end of 1979
  8. 599 core citations up to the end of 1979
  9. 571 core citations up to the end of 1979
  10. 554 core citations up to the end of 1979
  11. 547 core citations up to the end of 1979
  12. 521 core citations up to the end of 1979
  13. 519 core citations up to the end of 1979
  14. 518 core citations up to the end of 1979
  15. 501 core citations up to the end of 1979
  16. 491 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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

  17. 469 core citations up to the end of 1979
  18. 456 core citations up to the end of 1979
  19. 452 core citations up to the end of 1979
  20. 450 core citations up to the end of 1979
  21. 446 core citations up to the end of 1979
  22. 440 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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

  23. 435 core citations up to the end of 1979
  24. 428 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. 417 core citations up to the end of 1979
  26. 413 core citations up to the end of 1979
  27. 411 core citations up to the end of 1979
  28. 409 core citations up to the end of 1979
  29. 407 core citations up to the end of 1979
  30. 401 core citations up to the end of 1979
  31. 396 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

  32. 396 core citations up to the end of 1979
  33. 393 core citations up to the end of 1979
  34. 390 core citations up to the end of 1979
  35. 389 core citations up to the end of 1979
  36. 385 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

  37. 385 core citations up to the end of 1979
  38. 379 core citations up to the end of 1979
  39. 375 core citations up to the end of 1979