Top Cited Articles of All Time (1982 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1982 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 1982 editions

1520 core citations up to the end of 1982PDG 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. 2465 core citations up to the end of 1982
  2. 1713 core citations up to the end of 1982
  3. 1175 core citations up to the end of 1982
  4. 895 core citations up to the end of 1982
  5. 886 core citations up to the end of 1982
  6. 874 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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

  7. 872 core citations up to the end of 1982
  8. 832 core citations up to the end of 1982
  9. 791 core citations up to the end of 1982
  10. 745 core citations up to the end of 1982
  11. 730 core citations up to the end of 1982
  12. 725 core citations up to the end of 1982
  13. 725 core citations up to the end of 1982
  14. 685 core citations up to the end of 1982
  15. 660 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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

  16. 619 core citations up to the end of 1982
  17. 606 core citations up to the end of 1982
  18. 605 core citations up to the end of 1982
  19. 605 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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

  20. 592 core citations up to the end of 1982
  21. 589 core citations up to the end of 1982
  22. 585 core citations up to the end of 1982
  23. 577 core citations up to the end of 1982
  24. 576 core citations up to the end of 1982
  25. 573 core citations up to the end of 1982
  26. 573 core citations up to the end of 1982
  27. 568 core citations up to the end of 1982
  28. 565 core citations up to the end of 1982
  29. 558 core citations up to the end of 1982
  30. 550 core citations up to the end of 1982
  31. 547 core citations up to the end of 1982
  32. 545 core citations up to the end of 1982
  33. 539 core citations up to the end of 1982
  34. 531 core citations up to the end of 1982
  35. 525 core citations up to the end of 1982
  36. 510 core citations up to the end of 1982
  37. 508 core citations up to the end of 1982
  38. 502 core citations up to the end of 1982
  39. 496 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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