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 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 1986 editions

2355 core citations up to the end of 1986PDG 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. 3331 core citations up to the end of 1986
  2. 2028 core citations up to the end of 1986
  3. 1616 core citations up to the end of 1986
  4. 1437 core citations up to the end of 1986
  5. 1391 core citations up to the end of 1986
  6. 1216 core citations up to the end of 1986
  7. 1101 core citations up to the end of 1986
  8. 1090 core citations up to the end of 1986
  9. 1068 core citations up to the end of 1986
  10. 1004 core citations up to the end of 1986
  11. 963 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. 947 core citations up to the end of 1986
  13. 939 core citations up to the end of 1986
  14. 913 core citations up to the end of 1986
  15. 890 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. 880 core citations up to the end of 1986
  17. 874 core citations up to the end of 1986
  18. 861 core citations up to the end of 1986
  19. 831 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. 814 core citations up to the end of 1986
  21. 810 core citations up to the end of 1986
  22. 798 core citations up to the end of 1986
  23. 797 core citations up to the end of 1986
  24. 796 core citations up to the end of 1986
  25. 790 core citations up to the end of 1986
  26. 773 core citations up to the end of 1986
  27. 756 core citations up to the end of 1986
  28. 726 core citations up to the end of 1986
  29. 716 core citations up to the end of 1986
  30. 709 core citations up to the end of 1986
  31. 696 core citations up to the end of 1986
  32. 692 core citations up to the end of 1986
  33. 688 core citations up to the end of 1986
  34. 684 core citations up to the end of 1986
  35. 681 core citations up to the end of 1986
  36. 666 core citations up to the end of 1986
  37. 662 core citations up to the end of 1986
  38. 660 core citations up to the end of 1986
  39. 656 core citations up to the end of 1986