Top Cited Articles of All Time (1984 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1984 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 2018-01-08. 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 1984 editions

2118 core citations up to the end of 1984PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 3156 core citations up to the end of 1984
  2. 1985 core citations up to the end of 1984
  3. 1505 core citations up to the end of 1984
  4. 1241 core citations up to the end of 1984
  5. 1166 core citations up to the end of 1984
  6. 1071 core citations up to the end of 1984
  7. 1040 core citations up to the end of 1984
  8. 979 core citations up to the end of 1984
  9. 978 core citations up to the end of 1984
  10. 965 core citations up to the end of 1984
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  11. 940 core citations up to the end of 1984
  12. 890 core citations up to the end of 1984
  13. 883 core citations up to the end of 1984
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  14. 864 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  15. 851 core citations up to the end of 1984
  16. 821 core citations up to the end of 1984
  17. 819 core citations up to the end of 1984
  18. 799 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  19. 790 core citations up to the end of 1984
  20. 785 core citations up to the end of 1984
  21. 772 core citations up to the end of 1984
  22. 748 core citations up to the end of 1984
  23. 742 core citations up to the end of 1984
  24. 736 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  25. 730 core citations up to the end of 1984
  26. 727 core citations up to the end of 1984
  27. 725 core citations up to the end of 1984
  28. 720 core citations up to the end of 1984
  29. 718 core citations up to the end of 1984
  30. 704 core citations up to the end of 1984
  31. 690 core citations up to the end of 1984
  32. 683 core citations up to the end of 1984
  33. 675 core citations up to the end of 1984
  34. 670 core citations up to the end of 1984
  35. 668 core citations up to the end of 1984
  36. 655 core citations up to the end of 1984
  37. 655 core citations up to the end of 1984
  38. 636 core citations up to the end of 1984
  39. 634 core citations up to the end of 1984