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 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 1985 editions

2130 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. 3184 core citations up to the end of 1985
  2. 1968 core citations up to the end of 1985
  3. 1567 core citations up to the end of 1985
  4. 1340 core citations up to the end of 1985
  5. 1272 core citations up to the end of 1985
  6. 1091 core citations up to the end of 1985
  7. 1060 core citations up to the end of 1985
  8. 1039 core citations up to the end of 1985
  9. 1035 core citations up to the end of 1985
  10. 953 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. 940 core citations up to the end of 1985
  12. 887 core citations up to the end of 1985
  13. 872 core citations up to the end of 1985
  14. 870 core citations up to the end of 1985
  15. 868 core citations up to the end of 1985
  16. 865 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. 826 core citations up to the end of 1985
  18. 812 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. 787 core citations up to the end of 1985
  20. 786 core citations up to the end of 1985
  21. 780 core citations up to the end of 1985
  22. 773 core citations up to the end of 1985
  23. 761 core citations up to the end of 1985
  24. 744 core citations up to the end of 1985
  25. 744 core citations up to the end of 1985
  26. 725 core citations up to the end of 1985
  27. 689 core citations up to the end of 1985
  28. 678 core citations up to the end of 1985
  29. 677 core citations up to the end of 1985
  30. 675 core citations up to the end of 1985
  31. 674 core citations up to the end of 1985
  32. 674 core citations up to the end of 1985
  33. 667 core citations up to the end of 1985
  34. 667 core citations up to the end of 1985
  35. 655 core citations up to the end of 1985
  36. 653 core citations up to the end of 1985
  37. 646 core citations up to the end of 1985
  38. 623 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

  39. 622 core citations up to the end of 1985