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 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 1981 editions

1266 core citations up to the end of 1981PDG 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. 2222 core citations up to the end of 1981
  2. 1609 core citations up to the end of 1981
  3. 945 core citations up to the end of 1981
  4. 847 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. 829 core citations up to the end of 1981
  6. 810 core citations up to the end of 1981
  7. 773 core citations up to the end of 1981
  8. 729 core citations up to the end of 1981
  9. 714 core citations up to the end of 1981
  10. 699 core citations up to the end of 1981
  11. 678 core citations up to the end of 1981
  12. 670 core citations up to the end of 1981
  13. 639 core citations up to the end of 1981
  14. 598 core citations up to the end of 1981
  15. 592 core citations up to the end of 1981
  16. 578 core citations up to the end of 1981
  17. 545 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. 541 core citations up to the end of 1981
  19. 532 core citations up to the end of 1981
  20. 531 core citations up to the end of 1981
  21. 527 core citations up to the end of 1981
  22. 527 core citations up to the end of 1981
  23. 527 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

  24. 525 core citations up to the end of 1981
  25. 520 core citations up to the end of 1981
  26. 519 core citations up to the end of 1981
  27. 512 core citations up to the end of 1981
  28. 506 core citations up to the end of 1981
  29. 500 core citations up to the end of 1981
  30. 486 core citations up to the end of 1981
  31. 485 core citations up to the end of 1981
  32. 481 core citations up to the end of 1981
  33. 480 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, Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  34. 478 core citations up to the end of 1981
  35. 477 core citations up to the end of 1981
  36. 472 core citations up to the end of 1981
  37. 465 core citations up to the end of 1981
  38. 463 core citations up to the end of 1981
  39. 457 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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