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 2014-01-05. 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

840 core citations up to the end of 1979PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics (RPP)
Particle Data Group Collaboration (J. Beringer (LBL, Berkeley) et al.). 2012. 1528 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 010001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.010001

  1. 1571 core citations up to the end of 1979
  2. 1294 core citations up to the end of 1979
  3. 754 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. 685 core citations up to the end of 1979
  5. 635 core citations up to the end of 1979
  6. 627 core citations up to the end of 1979
  7. 596 core citations up to the end of 1979
  8. 523 core citations up to the end of 1979
  9. 498 core citations up to the end of 1979
  10. 493 core citations up to the end of 1979
  11. 478 core citations up to the end of 1979
  12. 446 core citations up to the end of 1979
  13. 442 core citations up to the end of 1979
  14. 440 core citations up to the end of 1979
  15. 436 core citations up to the end of 1979
  16. 435 core citations up to the end of 1979
  17. 430 core citations up to the end of 1979
  18. 423 core citations up to the end of 1979
  19. 418 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-ibid. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  20. 416 core citations up to the end of 1979
  21. 406 core citations up to the end of 1979
  22. 404 core citations up to the end of 1979
  23. 391 core citations up to the end of 1979
  24. 387 core citations up to the end of 1979
  25. 385 core citations up to the end of 1979
  26. 383 core citations up to the end of 1979
  27. 373 core citations up to the end of 1979
  28. 373 core citations up to the end of 1979
  29. 371 core citations up to the end of 1979
  30. 367 core citations up to the end of 1979
  31. 365 core citations up to the end of 1979
  32. 363 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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

  33. 359 core citations up to the end of 1979
  34. 358 core citations up to the end of 1979
  35. 354 core citations up to the end of 1979
  36. 347 core citations up to the end of 1979
  37. 344 core citations up to the end of 1979
  38. 343 core citations up to the end of 1979
  39. 342 core citations up to the end of 1979