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 2015-01-08. 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

845 core citations up to the end of 1979PDG 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. 1590 core citations up to the end of 1979
  2. 1306 core citations up to the end of 1979
  3. 757 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. 687 core citations up to the end of 1979
  5. 637 core citations up to the end of 1979
  6. 628 core citations up to the end of 1979
  7. 599 core citations up to the end of 1979
  8. 525 core citations up to the end of 1979
  9. 503 core citations up to the end of 1979
  10. 494 core citations up to the end of 1979
  11. 480 core citations up to the end of 1979
  12. 448 core citations up to the end of 1979
  13. 447 core citations up to the end of 1979
  14. 445 core citations up to the end of 1979
  15. 440 core citations up to the end of 1979
  16. 438 core citations up to the end of 1979
  17. 435 core citations up to the end of 1979
  18. 426 core citations up to the end of 1979
  19. 423 core citations up to the end of 1979
  20. 421 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

  21. 411 core citations up to the end of 1979
  22. 406 core citations up to the end of 1979
  23. 392 core citations up to the end of 1979
  24. 391 core citations up to the end of 1979
  25. 390 core citations up to the end of 1979
  26. 387 core citations up to the end of 1979
  27. 376 core citations up to the end of 1979
  28. 376 core citations up to the end of 1979
  29. 375 core citations up to the end of 1979
  30. 375 core citations up to the end of 1979
  31. 370 core citations up to the end of 1979
  32. 366 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. 364 core citations up to the end of 1979
  34. 359 core citations up to the end of 1979
  35. 358 core citations up to the end of 1979
  36. 350 core citations up to the end of 1979
  37. 347 core citations up to the end of 1979
  38. 344 core citations up to the end of 1979
  39. 344 core citations up to the end of 1979