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 2015-01-08. 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

1931 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. 2979 core citations up to the end of 1984
  2. 1895 core citations up to the end of 1984
  3. 1465 core citations up to the end of 1984
  4. 1192 core citations up to the end of 1984
  5. 1130 core citations up to the end of 1984
  6. 1018 core citations up to the end of 1984
  7. 984 core citations up to the end of 1984
  8. 954 core citations up to the end of 1984
  9. 940 core citations up to the end of 1984
  10. 928 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. 844 core citations up to the end of 1984
  13. 830 core citations up to the end of 1984
  14. 817 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. 795 core citations up to the end of 1984
  16. 784 core citations up to the end of 1984
  17. 777 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. 763 core citations up to the end of 1984
  19. 761 core citations up to the end of 1984
  20. 761 core citations up to the end of 1984
  21. 723 core citations up to the end of 1984
  22. 715 core citations up to the end of 1984
  23. 702 core citations up to the end of 1984
  24. 691 core citations up to the end of 1984
  25. 678 core citations up to the end of 1984
  26. 663 core citations up to the end of 1984
  27. 659 core citations up to the end of 1984
  28. 659 core citations up to the end of 1984
  29. 654 core citations up to the end of 1984
  30. 647 core citations up to the end of 1984
  31. 642 core citations up to the end of 1984
  32. 639 core citations up to the end of 1984
  33. 626 core citations up to the end of 1984
  34. 621 core citations up to the end of 1984
  35. 619 core citations up to the end of 1984
  36. 598 core citations up to the end of 1984
  37. 592 core citations up to the end of 1984
  38. 589 core citations up to the end of 1984
  39. 585 core citations up to the end of 1984