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 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 1985 editions

2141 core citations up to the end of 1985PDG 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. 3210 core citations up to the end of 1985
  2. 1987 core citations up to the end of 1985
  3. 1571 core citations up to the end of 1985
  4. 1341 core citations up to the end of 1985
  5. 1283 core citations up to the end of 1985
  6. 1105 core citations up to the end of 1985
  7. 1063 core citations up to the end of 1985
  8. 1043 core citations up to the end of 1985
  9. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1985
  10. 962 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. 942 core citations up to the end of 1985
  12. 890 core citations up to the end of 1985
  13. 880 core citations up to the end of 1985
  14. 877 core citations up to the end of 1985
  15. 873 core citations up to the end of 1985
  16. 867 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. 829 core citations up to the end of 1985
  18. 816 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. 788 core citations up to the end of 1985
  20. 788 core citations up to the end of 1985
  21. 786 core citations up to the end of 1985
  22. 777 core citations up to the end of 1985
  23. 763 core citations up to the end of 1985
  24. 747 core citations up to the end of 1985
  25. 745 core citations up to the end of 1985
  26. 728 core citations up to the end of 1985
  27. 689 core citations up to the end of 1985
  28. 681 core citations up to the end of 1985
  29. 680 core citations up to the end of 1985
  30. 678 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

  31. 676 core citations up to the end of 1985
  32. 676 core citations up to the end of 1985
  33. 675 core citations up to the end of 1985
  34. 675 core citations up to the end of 1985
  35. 666 core citations up to the end of 1985
  36. 655 core citations up to the end of 1985
  37. 655 core citations up to the end of 1985
  38. 650 core citations up to the end of 1985
  39. 625 core citations up to the end of 1985