Top Cited Articles of All Time (1980 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1980 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 1980 editions

1175 core citations up to the end of 1980PDG 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. 2052 core citations up to the end of 1980
  2. 1532 core citations up to the end of 1980
  3. 835 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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. 777 core citations up to the end of 1980
  5. 765 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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

  6. 756 core citations up to the end of 1980
  7. 698 core citations up to the end of 1980
  8. 694 core citations up to the end of 1980
  9. 643 core citations up to the end of 1980
  10. 631 core citations up to the end of 1980
  11. 616 core citations up to the end of 1980
  12. 597 core citations up to the end of 1980
  13. 596 core citations up to the end of 1980
  14. 595 core citations up to the end of 1980
  15. 574 core citations up to the end of 1980
  16. 571 core citations up to the end of 1980
  17. 558 core citations up to the end of 1980
  18. 557 core citations up to the end of 1980
  19. 544 core citations up to the end of 1980
  20. 537 core citations up to the end of 1980
  21. 526 core citations up to the end of 1980
  22. 499 core citations up to the end of 1980
  23. 495 core citations up to the end of 1980
  24. 492 core citations up to the end of 1980
  25. 492 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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

  26. 491 core citations up to the end of 1980
  27. 489 core citations up to the end of 1980
  28. 480 core citations up to the end of 1980
  29. 480 core citations up to the end of 1980
  30. 478 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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

  31. 468 core citations up to the end of 1980
  32. 467 core citations up to the end of 1980
  33. 466 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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

  34. 460 core citations up to the end of 1980
  35. 458 core citations up to the end of 1980
  36. 450 core citations up to the end of 1980
  37. 440 core citations up to the end of 1980
  38. 438 core citations up to the end of 1980
  39. 434 core citations up to the end of 1980