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 2016-01-04. 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

1942 core citations up to the end of 1984PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group Collaboration (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. 3003 core citations up to the end of 1984
  2. 1912 core citations up to the end of 1984
  3. 1468 core citations up to the end of 1984
  4. 1192 core citations up to the end of 1984
  5. 1142 core citations up to the end of 1984
  6. 1020 core citations up to the end of 1984
  7. 986 core citations up to the end of 1984
  8. 958 core citations up to the end of 1984
  9. 951 core citations up to the end of 1984
  10. 937 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. 887 core citations up to the end of 1984
  12. 856 core citations up to the end of 1984
  13. 831 core citations up to the end of 1984
  14. 818 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. 799 core citations up to the end of 1984
  16. 787 core citations up to the end of 1984
  17. 781 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. 767 core citations up to the end of 1984
  19. 766 core citations up to the end of 1984
  20. 762 core citations up to the end of 1984
  21. 724 core citations up to the end of 1984
  22. 718 core citations up to the end of 1984
  23. 704 core citations up to the end of 1984
  24. 692 core citations up to the end of 1984
  25. 681 core citations up to the end of 1984
  26. 665 core citations up to the end of 1984
  27. 660 core citations up to the end of 1984
  28. 659 core citations up to the end of 1984
  29. 656 core citations up to the end of 1984
  30. 648 core citations up to the end of 1984
  31. 645 core citations up to the end of 1984
  32. 645 core citations up to the end of 1984
  33. 635 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

  34. 627 core citations up to the end of 1984
  35. 625 core citations up to the end of 1984
  36. 622 core citations up to the end of 1984
  37. 597 core citations up to the end of 1984
  38. 594 core citations up to the end of 1984
  39. 591 core citations up to the end of 1984