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 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 1982 editions

1512 core citations up to the end of 1982PDG 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. 2441 core citations up to the end of 1982
  2. 1697 core citations up to the end of 1982
  3. 1169 core citations up to the end of 1982
  4. 890 core citations up to the end of 1982
  5. 880 core citations up to the end of 1982
  6. 866 core citations up to the end of 1982
  7. 865 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

  8. 829 core citations up to the end of 1982
  9. 784 core citations up to the end of 1982
  10. 742 core citations up to the end of 1982
  11. 726 core citations up to the end of 1982
  12. 724 core citations up to the end of 1982
  13. 722 core citations up to the end of 1982
  14. 679 core citations up to the end of 1982
  15. 655 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. 616 core citations up to the end of 1982
  17. 600 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

  18. 600 core citations up to the end of 1982
  19. 599 core citations up to the end of 1982
  20. 587 core citations up to the end of 1982
  21. 580 core citations up to the end of 1982
  22. 574 core citations up to the end of 1982
  23. 573 core citations up to the end of 1982
  24. 572 core citations up to the end of 1982
  25. 570 core citations up to the end of 1982
  26. 570 core citations up to the end of 1982
  27. 565 core citations up to the end of 1982
  28. 564 core citations up to the end of 1982
  29. 552 core citations up to the end of 1982
  30. 546 core citations up to the end of 1982
  31. 545 core citations up to the end of 1982
  32. 542 core citations up to the end of 1982
  33. 534 core citations up to the end of 1982
  34. 527 core citations up to the end of 1982
  35. 515 core citations up to the end of 1982
  36. 507 core citations up to the end of 1982
  37. 506 core citations up to the end of 1982
  38. 496 core citations up to the end of 1982
  39. 491 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