Top Cited Articles of All Time (1986 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1986 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 1986 editions

2380 core citations up to the end of 1986PDG 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. 3392 core citations up to the end of 1986
  2. 2066 core citations up to the end of 1986
  3. 1636 core citations up to the end of 1986
  4. 1446 core citations up to the end of 1986
  5. 1414 core citations up to the end of 1986
  6. 1240 core citations up to the end of 1986
  7. 1111 core citations up to the end of 1986
  8. 1099 core citations up to the end of 1986
  9. 1078 core citations up to the end of 1986
  10. 1009 core citations up to the end of 1986
  11. 981 core citations up to the end of 1986
    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

  12. 966 core citations up to the end of 1986
  13. 960 core citations up to the end of 1986
  14. 921 core citations up to the end of 1986
  15. 902 core citations up to the end of 1986
    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

  16. 899 core citations up to the end of 1986
  17. 883 core citations up to the end of 1986
  18. 866 core citations up to the end of 1986
  19. 844 core citations up to the end of 1986
    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

  20. 824 core citations up to the end of 1986
  21. 819 core citations up to the end of 1986
  22. 810 core citations up to the end of 1986
  23. 805 core citations up to the end of 1986
  24. 804 core citations up to the end of 1986
  25. 800 core citations up to the end of 1986
  26. 783 core citations up to the end of 1986
  27. 759 core citations up to the end of 1986
  28. 730 core citations up to the end of 1986
  29. 722 core citations up to the end of 1986
  30. 722 core citations up to the end of 1986
  31. 717 core citations up to the end of 1986
    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

  32. 705 core citations up to the end of 1986
  33. 698 core citations up to the end of 1986
  34. 696 core citations up to the end of 1986
  35. 693 core citations up to the end of 1986
  36. 689 core citations up to the end of 1986
  37. 673 core citations up to the end of 1986
  38. 673 core citations up to the end of 1986
  39. 669 core citations up to the end of 1986