Top Cited Articles of All Time (1985 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1985 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 1985 editions

2327 core citations up to the end of 1985PDG 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. 3373 core citations up to the end of 1985
  2. 2066 core citations up to the end of 1985
  3. 1615 core citations up to the end of 1985
  4. 1401 core citations up to the end of 1985
  5. 1313 core citations up to the end of 1985
  6. 1141 core citations up to the end of 1985
  7. 1119 core citations up to the end of 1985
  8. 1096 core citations up to the end of 1985
  9. 1065 core citations up to the end of 1985
  10. 1001 core citations up to the end of 1985
  11. 992 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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

  12. 939 core citations up to the end of 1985
  13. 933 core citations up to the end of 1985
  14. 930 core citations up to the end of 1985
  15. 916 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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

  16. 909 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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

  17. 893 core citations up to the end of 1985
  18. 837 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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. 831 core citations up to the end of 1985
  20. 822 core citations up to the end of 1985
  21. 817 core citations up to the end of 1985
  22. 816 core citations up to the end of 1985
  23. 804 core citations up to the end of 1985
  24. 804 core citations up to the end of 1985
  25. 786 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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

  26. 774 core citations up to the end of 1985
  27. 754 core citations up to the end of 1985
  28. 746 core citations up to the end of 1985
  29. 738 core citations up to the end of 1985
  30. 735 core citations up to the end of 1985
  31. 733 core citations up to the end of 1985
  32. 715 core citations up to the end of 1985
  33. 711 core citations up to the end of 1985
  34. 707 core citations up to the end of 1985
  35. 699 core citations up to the end of 1985
  36. 698 core citations up to the end of 1985
  37. 693 core citations up to the end of 1985
  38. 691 core citations up to the end of 1985
  39. 691 core citations up to the end of 1985