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 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 1986 editions

2366 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. 3362 core citations up to the end of 1986
  2. 2046 core citations up to the end of 1986
  3. 1630 core citations up to the end of 1986
  4. 1445 core citations up to the end of 1986
  5. 1402 core citations up to the end of 1986
  6. 1225 core citations up to the end of 1986
  7. 1106 core citations up to the end of 1986
  8. 1097 core citations up to the end of 1986
  9. 1076 core citations up to the end of 1986
  10. 1007 core citations up to the end of 1986
  11. 972 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. 963 core citations up to the end of 1986
  13. 953 core citations up to the end of 1986
  14. 920 core citations up to the end of 1986
  15. 900 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. 887 core citations up to the end of 1986
  17. 879 core citations up to the end of 1986
  18. 865 core citations up to the end of 1986
  19. 838 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. 821 core citations up to the end of 1986
  21. 816 core citations up to the end of 1986
  22. 805 core citations up to the end of 1986
  23. 802 core citations up to the end of 1986
  24. 799 core citations up to the end of 1986
  25. 798 core citations up to the end of 1986
  26. 780 core citations up to the end of 1986
  27. 759 core citations up to the end of 1986
  28. 731 core citations up to the end of 1986
  29. 721 core citations up to the end of 1986
  30. 719 core citations up to the end of 1986
  31. 703 core citations up to the end of 1986
  32. 694 core citations up to the end of 1986
  33. 692 core citations up to the end of 1986
  34. 689 core citations up to the end of 1986
  35. 688 core citations up to the end of 1986
  36. 668 core citations up to the end of 1986
  37. 668 core citations up to the end of 1986
  38. 668 core citations up to the end of 1986
  39. 664 core citations up to the end of 1986