Top Cited Articles of All Time (1981 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1981 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 1981 editions

1250 core citations up to the end of 1981PDG 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. 2186 core citations up to the end of 1981
  2. 1581 core citations up to the end of 1981
  3. 939 core citations up to the end of 1981
  4. 835 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  5. 823 core citations up to the end of 1981
  6. 803 core citations up to the end of 1981
  7. 759 core citations up to the end of 1981
  8. 723 core citations up to the end of 1981
  9. 706 core citations up to the end of 1981
  10. 695 core citations up to the end of 1981
  11. 675 core citations up to the end of 1981
  12. 667 core citations up to the end of 1981
  13. 632 core citations up to the end of 1981
  14. 594 core citations up to the end of 1981
  15. 591 core citations up to the end of 1981
  16. 572 core citations up to the end of 1981
  17. 538 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  18. 535 core citations up to the end of 1981
  19. 529 core citations up to the end of 1981
  20. 524 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  21. 523 core citations up to the end of 1981
  22. 519 core citations up to the end of 1981
  23. 516 core citations up to the end of 1981
  24. 514 core citations up to the end of 1981
  25. 511 core citations up to the end of 1981
  26. 511 core citations up to the end of 1981
  27. 509 core citations up to the end of 1981
  28. 490 core citations up to the end of 1981
  29. 484 core citations up to the end of 1981
  30. 481 core citations up to the end of 1981
  31. 479 core citations up to the end of 1981
  32. 477 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  33. 477 core citations up to the end of 1981
  34. 473 core citations up to the end of 1981
  35. 471 core citations up to the end of 1981
  36. 465 core citations up to the end of 1981
  37. 462 core citations up to the end of 1981
  38. 452 core citations up to the end of 1981
  39. 447 core citations up to the end of 1981