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 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 1980 editions

1027 core citations up to the end of 1980PDG 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. 1904 core citations up to the end of 1980
  2. 1452 core citations up to the end of 1980
  3. 799 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. 744 core citations up to the end of 1980
  5. 728 core citations up to the end of 1980
  6. 719 core citations up to the end of 1980
  7. 680 core citations up to the end of 1980
  8. 679 core citations up to the end of 1980
  9. 604 core citations up to the end of 1980
  10. 574 core citations up to the end of 1980
  11. 571 core citations up to the end of 1980
  12. 567 core citations up to the end of 1980
  13. 557 core citations up to the end of 1980
  14. 549 core citations up to the end of 1980
  15. 525 core citations up to the end of 1980
  16. 483 core citations up to the end of 1980
  17. 474 core citations up to the end of 1980
  18. 471 core citations up to the end of 1980
  19. 470 core citations up to the end of 1980
  20. 467 core citations up to the end of 1980
  21. 465 core citations up to the end of 1980
  22. 460 core citations up to the end of 1980
  23. 454 core citations up to the end of 1980
  24. 454 core citations up to the end of 1980
  25. 453 core citations up to the end of 1980
  26. 452 core citations up to the end of 1980
  27. 451 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-ibid. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  28. 450 core citations up to the end of 1980
  29. 447 core citations up to the end of 1980
    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

  30. 443 core citations up to the end of 1980
  31. 435 core citations up to the end of 1980
  32. 431 core citations up to the end of 1980
  33. 423 core citations up to the end of 1980
  34. 409 core citations up to the end of 1980
  35. 401 core citations up to the end of 1980
  36. 395 core citations up to the end of 1980
  37. 394 core citations up to the end of 1980
    Hierarchy of Interactions in Unified Gauge Theories
    H. Georgi, Helen R. Quinn, Steven Weinberg (Harvard U.). Aug 1974. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 451-454
    Print-74-1122 Rev. (HARVARD), PRINT-74-1122 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.451

  38. 392 core citations up to the end of 1980
  39. 389 core citations up to the end of 1980