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 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 1980 editions

1167 core citations up to the end of 1980PDG 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. 2040 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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. 1522 core citations up to the end of 1980
  3. 821 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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. 769 core citations up to the end of 1980
  5. 753 core citations up to the end of 1980
  6. 748 core citations up to the end of 1980
  7. 694 core citations up to the end of 1980
  8. 692 core citations up to the end of 1980
  9. 643 core citations up to the end of 1980
  10. 626 core citations up to the end of 1980
  11. 613 core citations up to the end of 1980
  12. 594 core citations up to the end of 1980
  13. 594 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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

  14. 593 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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

  15. 566 core citations up to the end of 1980
  16. 566 core citations up to the end of 1980
  17. 556 core citations up to the end of 1980
  18. 554 core citations up to the end of 1980
  19. 537 core citations up to the end of 1980
  20. 531 core citations up to the end of 1980
  21. 518 core citations up to the end of 1980
  22. 495 core citations up to the end of 1980
  23. 493 core citations up to the end of 1980
  24. 486 core citations up to the end of 1980
  25. 486 core citations up to the end of 1980
  26. 482 core citations up to the end of 1980
  27. 480 core citations up to the end of 1980
  28. 479 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

  29. 477 core citations up to the end of 1980
  30. 474 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. 465 core citations up to the end of 1980
  32. 464 core citations up to the end of 1980
  33. 463 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. 455 core citations up to the end of 1980
  35. 455 core citations up to the end of 1980
  36. 444 core citations up to the end of 1980
  37. 442 core citations up to the end of 1980
    Symmetry Breaking Through Bell-Jackiw Anomalies
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Mar 1976. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 37 (1976) 8-11
    PRINT-76-0254 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.8

  38. 437 core citations up to the end of 1980
  39. 421 core citations up to the end of 1980
    Computation of the Quantum Effects Due to a Four-Dimensional Pseudoparticle
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Jun 1976. 59 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D14 (1976) 3432-3450, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D18 (1978) 2199
    PRINT-76-0551 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.18.2199.3, 10.1103/PhysRevD.14.3432