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 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 1985 editions

2121 core citations up to the end of 1985PDG 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. 3156 core citations up to the end of 1985
  2. 1950 core citations up to the end of 1985
  3. 1554 core citations up to the end of 1985
  4. 1332 core citations up to the end of 1985
  5. 1263 core citations up to the end of 1985
  6. 1084 core citations up to the end of 1985
  7. 1053 core citations up to the end of 1985
  8. 1035 core citations up to the end of 1985
  9. 1027 core citations up to the end of 1985
  10. 944 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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 1985
  12. 872 core citations up to the end of 1985
  13. 866 core citations up to the end of 1985
  14. 861 core citations up to the end of 1985
  15. 856 core citations up to the end of 1985
  16. 855 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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

  17. 821 core citations up to the end of 1985
  18. 805 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. 783 core citations up to the end of 1985
  20. 780 core citations up to the end of 1985
  21. 777 core citations up to the end of 1985
  22. 766 core citations up to the end of 1985
  23. 756 core citations up to the end of 1985
  24. 739 core citations up to the end of 1985
  25. 736 core citations up to the end of 1985
  26. 718 core citations up to the end of 1985
  27. 684 core citations up to the end of 1985
  28. 675 core citations up to the end of 1985
  29. 671 core citations up to the end of 1985
  30. 671 core citations up to the end of 1985
  31. 670 core citations up to the end of 1985
  32. 666 core citations up to the end of 1985
  33. 662 core citations up to the end of 1985
  34. 660 core citations up to the end of 1985
  35. 652 core citations up to the end of 1985
  36. 652 core citations up to the end of 1985
  37. 640 core citations up to the end of 1985
  38. 618 core citations up to the end of 1985
  39. 618 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