Top Cited Articles of All Time (1983 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1983 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 2016-12-31. 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 1983 editions

1854 core citations up to the end of 1983PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (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. 2867 core citations up to the end of 1983
    A Model of Leptons
    Steven Weinberg (MIT, LNS). Nov 1967. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 19 (1967) 1264-1266
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.19.1264

  2. 1881 core citations up to the end of 1983
  3. 1377 core citations up to the end of 1983
  4. 1111 core citations up to the end of 1983
    Confinement of Quarks
    Kenneth G. Wilson (Cornell U., LNS). Feb 1974. 47 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D10 (1974) 2445-2459
    CLNS-262
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.10.2445
    Conference: C81-06-01, p.45-59 Proceedings Contributions

  5. 1023 core citations up to the end of 1983
  6. 1005 core citations up to the end of 1983
  7. 974 core citations up to the end of 1983
  8. 925 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  9. 868 core citations up to the end of 1983
  10. 859 core citations up to the end of 1983
    Hadron Masses in a Gauge Theory
    A. De Rujula, Howard Georgi, S.L. Glashow (Harvard U.). Mar 1975. 48 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D12 (1975) 147-162
    PRINT-75-0182 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.12.147

  11. 846 core citations up to the end of 1983
  12. 836 core citations up to the end of 1983
  13. 764 core citations up to the end of 1983
  14. 763 core citations up to the end of 1983
  15. 762 core citations up to the end of 1983
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  16. 751 core citations up to the end of 1983
  17. 747 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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. 738 core citations up to the end of 1983
  19. 727 core citations up to the end of 1983
  20. 720 core citations up to the end of 1983
  21. 711 core citations up to the end of 1983
  22. 711 core citations up to the end of 1983
  23. 696 core citations up to the end of 1983
  24. 690 core citations up to the end of 1983
  25. 671 core citations up to the end of 1983
    Computation of the Quantum Effects Due to a Four-Dimensional Pseudoparticle
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Jun 1976. 59 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D14 (1976) 3432-3450, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D18 (1978) 2199
    PRINT-76-0551 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.18.2199.3, 10.1103/PhysRevD.14.3432

  26. 671 core citations up to the end of 1983
  27. 663 core citations up to the end of 1983
  28. 652 core citations up to the end of 1983
  29. 649 core citations up to the end of 1983
    Symmetry Breaking Through Bell-Jackiw Anomalies
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Mar 1976. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 37 (1976) 8-11
    PRINT-76-0254 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.8

  30. 649 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  31. 640 core citations up to the end of 1983
  32. 632 core citations up to the end of 1983
  33. 630 core citations up to the end of 1983
  34. 617 core citations up to the end of 1983
  35. 617 core citations up to the end of 1983
  36. 613 core citations up to the end of 1983
  37. 605 core citations up to the end of 1983
  38. 595 core citations up to the end of 1983
  39. 579 core citations up to the end of 1983