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 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 1984 editions

2098 core citations up to the end of 1984PDG 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. 3140 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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. 1974 core citations up to the end of 1984
  3. 1502 core citations up to the end of 1984
  4. 1238 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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. 1162 core citations up to the end of 1984
  6. 1059 core citations up to the end of 1984
  7. 1029 core citations up to the end of 1984
  8. 979 core citations up to the end of 1984
  9. 970 core citations up to the end of 1984
  10. 951 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  11. 937 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  12. 889 core citations up to the end of 1984
  13. 871 core citations up to the end of 1984
  14. 859 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. 845 core citations up to the end of 1984
  16. 817 core citations up to the end of 1984
  17. 814 core citations up to the end of 1984
  18. 795 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. 785 core citations up to the end of 1984
  20. 781 core citations up to the end of 1984
  21. 770 core citations up to the end of 1984
  22. 745 core citations up to the end of 1984
  23. 742 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  24. 728 core citations up to the end of 1984
  25. 722 core citations up to the end of 1984
  26. 719 core citations up to the end of 1984
  27. 717 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  28. 717 core citations up to the end of 1984
  29. 716 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

  30. 694 core citations up to the end of 1984
  31. 690 core citations up to the end of 1984
  32. 675 core citations up to the end of 1984
  33. 672 core citations up to the end of 1984
  34. 666 core citations up to the end of 1984
  35. 662 core citations up to the end of 1984
  36. 649 core citations up to the end of 1984
  37. 645 core citations up to the end of 1984
  38. 633 core citations up to the end of 1984
  39. 629 core citations up to the end of 1984