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 2015-01-08. 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

1258 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. 2209 core citations up to the end of 1981
  2. 1594 core citations up to the end of 1981
  3. 944 core citations up to the end of 1981
  4. 841 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. 827 core citations up to the end of 1981
  6. 808 core citations up to the end of 1981
  7. 763 core citations up to the end of 1981
  8. 729 core citations up to the end of 1981
  9. 708 core citations up to the end of 1981
  10. 697 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. 638 core citations up to the end of 1981
  14. 595 core citations up to the end of 1981
  15. 592 core citations up to the end of 1981
  16. 577 core citations up to the end of 1981
  17. 542 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. 540 core citations up to the end of 1981
  19. 530 core citations up to the end of 1981
  20. 528 core citations up to the end of 1981
  21. 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

  22. 524 core citations up to the end of 1981
  23. 522 core citations up to the end of 1981
  24. 521 core citations up to the end of 1981
  25. 519 core citations up to the end of 1981
  26. 516 core citations up to the end of 1981
  27. 510 core citations up to the end of 1981
  28. 494 core citations up to the end of 1981
  29. 491 core citations up to the end of 1981
  30. 485 core citations up to the end of 1981
  31. 483 core citations up to the end of 1981
  32. 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, Erratum-ibid. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  33. 480 core citations up to the end of 1981
  34. 477 core citations up to the end of 1981
  35. 476 core citations up to the end of 1981
  36. 470 core citations up to the end of 1981
  37. 463 core citations up to the end of 1981
  38. 459 core citations up to the end of 1981
  39. 451 core citations up to the end of 1981