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 2016-01-04. 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 1980 editions

1039 core citations up to the end of 1980PDG 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. 1937 core citations up to the end of 1980
  2. 1478 core citations up to the end of 1980
  3. 809 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. 749 core citations up to the end of 1980
  5. 740 core citations up to the end of 1980
  6. 725 core citations up to the end of 1980
  7. 687 core citations up to the end of 1980
  8. 683 core citations up to the end of 1980
  9. 606 core citations up to the end of 1980
  10. 578 core citations up to the end of 1980
  11. 576 core citations up to the end of 1980
  12. 571 core citations up to the end of 1980
  13. 558 core citations up to the end of 1980
  14. 551 core citations up to the end of 1980
  15. 529 core citations up to the end of 1980
  16. 491 core citations up to the end of 1980
  17. 482 core citations up to the end of 1980
  18. 480 core citations up to the end of 1980
  19. 479 core citations up to the end of 1980
  20. 476 core citations up to the end of 1980
  21. 476 core citations up to the end of 1980
  22. 470 core citations up to the end of 1980
  23. 459 core citations up to the end of 1980
  24. 459 core citations up to the end of 1980
  25. 458 core citations up to the end of 1980
  26. 458 core citations up to the end of 1980
  27. 455 core citations up to the end of 1980
  28. 454 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, Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  29. 453 core citations up to the end of 1980
  30. 450 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

  31. 448 core citations up to the end of 1980
  32. 437 core citations up to the end of 1980
  33. 426 core citations up to the end of 1980
  34. 419 core citations up to the end of 1980
  35. 410 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

  36. 404 core citations up to the end of 1980
  37. 403 core citations up to the end of 1980
  38. 400 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

  39. 399 core citations up to the end of 1980