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 2016-01-04. 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 1979 editions

852 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. 1600 core citations up to the end of 1979
  2. 1320 core citations up to the end of 1979
  3. 763 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. 696 core citations up to the end of 1979
  5. 637 core citations up to the end of 1979
  6. 634 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. 504 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. 456 core citations up to the end of 1979
  13. 450 core citations up to the end of 1979
  14. 449 core citations up to the end of 1979
  15. 448 core citations up to the end of 1979
  16. 440 core citations up to the end of 1979
  17. 439 core citations up to the end of 1979
  18. 429 core citations up to the end of 1979
  19. 426 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, Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  21. 414 core citations up to the end of 1979
  22. 407 core citations up to the end of 1979
  23. 397 core citations up to the end of 1979
  24. 393 core citations up to the end of 1979
  25. 392 core citations up to the end of 1979
  26. 389 core citations up to the end of 1979
  27. 380 core citations up to the end of 1979
  28. 377 core citations up to the end of 1979
  29. 376 core citations up to the end of 1979
  30. 376 core citations up to the end of 1979
  31. 372 core citations up to the end of 1979
  32. 369 core citations up to the end of 1979
  33. 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

  34. 361 core citations up to the end of 1979
  35. 360 core citations up to the end of 1979
  36. 359 core citations up to the end of 1979
  37. 358 core citations up to the end of 1979
  38. 353 core citations up to the end of 1979
  39. 348 core citations up to the end of 1979