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 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 1984 editions

1921 core citations up to the end of 1984PDG 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. 2951 core citations up to the end of 1984
  2. 1878 core citations up to the end of 1984
  3. 1455 core citations up to the end of 1984
  4. 1184 core citations up to the end of 1984
  5. 1122 core citations up to the end of 1984
  6. 1011 core citations up to the end of 1984
  7. 976 core citations up to the end of 1984
  8. 951 core citations up to the end of 1984
  9. 934 core citations up to the end of 1984
  10. 919 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. 884 core citations up to the end of 1984
  12. 837 core citations up to the end of 1984
  13. 824 core citations up to the end of 1984
  14. 809 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  15. 781 core citations up to the end of 1984
  16. 771 core citations up to the end of 1984
  17. 770 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

  18. 758 core citations up to the end of 1984
  19. 758 core citations up to the end of 1984
  20. 755 core citations up to the end of 1984
  21. 719 core citations up to the end of 1984
  22. 708 core citations up to the end of 1984
  23. 697 core citations up to the end of 1984
  24. 683 core citations up to the end of 1984
  25. 671 core citations up to the end of 1984
  26. 658 core citations up to the end of 1984
  27. 655 core citations up to the end of 1984
  28. 655 core citations up to the end of 1984
  29. 647 core citations up to the end of 1984
  30. 643 core citations up to the end of 1984
  31. 640 core citations up to the end of 1984
  32. 632 core citations up to the end of 1984
  33. 625 core citations up to the end of 1984
  34. 615 core citations up to the end of 1984
  35. 612 core citations up to the end of 1984
  36. 593 core citations up to the end of 1984
  37. 588 core citations up to the end of 1984
  38. 585 core citations up to the end of 1984
  39. 578 core citations up to the end of 1984