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 2018-01-08. 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 1986 editions

2573 core citations up to the end of 1986PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 3569 core citations up to the end of 1986
  2. 2149 core citations up to the end of 1986
  3. 1687 core citations up to the end of 1986
  4. 1513 core citations up to the end of 1986
  5. 1453 core citations up to the end of 1986
  6. 1284 core citations up to the end of 1986
  7. 1156 core citations up to the end of 1986
  8. 1138 core citations up to the end of 1986
  9. 1136 core citations up to the end of 1986
  10. 1071 core citations up to the end of 1986
  11. 1026 core citations up to the end of 1986
  12. 1019 core citations up to the end of 1986
  13. 1014 core citations up to the end of 1986
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  14. 982 core citations up to the end of 1986
  15. 958 core citations up to the end of 1986
  16. 956 core citations up to the end of 1986
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  17. 930 core citations up to the end of 1986
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  18. 897 core citations up to the end of 1986
  19. 889 core citations up to the end of 1986
  20. 870 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

  21. 865 core citations up to the end of 1986
  22. 863 core citations up to the end of 1986
  23. 857 core citations up to the end of 1986
  24. 832 core citations up to the end of 1986
  25. 831 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

  26. 823 core citations up to the end of 1986
  27. 820 core citations up to the end of 1986
  28. 796 core citations up to the end of 1986
  29. 779 core citations up to the end of 1986
  30. 778 core citations up to the end of 1986
  31. 764 core citations up to the end of 1986
  32. 758 core citations up to the end of 1986
  33. 758 core citations up to the end of 1986
  34. 747 core citations up to the end of 1986
  35. 745 core citations up to the end of 1986
  36. 722 core citations up to the end of 1986
  37. 721 core citations up to the end of 1986
  38. 719 core citations up to the end of 1986
  39. 716 core citations up to the end of 1986