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 2016-12-31. 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

2548 core citations up to the end of 1986PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (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. 3548 core citations up to the end of 1986
    A Model of Leptons
    Steven Weinberg (MIT, LNS). Nov 1967. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 19 (1967) 1264-1266
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.19.1264

  2. 2138 core citations up to the end of 1986
  3. 1681 core citations up to the end of 1986
  4. 1510 core citations up to the end of 1986
    Confinement of Quarks
    Kenneth G. Wilson (Cornell U., LNS). Feb 1974. 47 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D10 (1974) 2445-2459
    CLNS-262
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.10.2445
    Conference: C81-06-01, p.45-59 Proceedings Contributions

  5. 1446 core citations up to the end of 1986
  6. 1272 core citations up to the end of 1986
  7. 1143 core citations up to the end of 1986
  8. 1138 core citations up to the end of 1986
  9. 1124 core citations up to the end of 1986
  10. 1067 core citations up to the end of 1986
    Hadron Masses in a Gauge Theory
    A. De Rujula, Howard Georgi, S.L. Glashow (Harvard U.). Mar 1975. 48 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D12 (1975) 147-162
    PRINT-75-0182 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.12.147

  11. 1018 core citations up to the end of 1986
  12. 1016 core citations up to the end of 1986
  13. 998 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

  14. 981 core citations up to the end of 1986
  15. 951 core citations up to the end of 1986
  16. 950 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. 916 core citations up to the end of 1986
  18. 893 core citations up to the end of 1986
  19. 885 core citations up to the end of 1986
  20. 864 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. 862 core citations up to the end of 1986
    Computation of the Quantum Effects Due to a Four-Dimensional Pseudoparticle
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Jun 1976. 59 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D14 (1976) 3432-3450, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D18 (1978) 2199
    PRINT-76-0551 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.18.2199.3, 10.1103/PhysRevD.14.3432

  22. 862 core citations up to the end of 1986
  23. 852 core citations up to the end of 1986
  24. 830 core citations up to the end of 1986
    Symmetry Breaking Through Bell-Jackiw Anomalies
    Gerard 't Hooft (Harvard U.). Mar 1976. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 37 (1976) 8-11
    PRINT-76-0254 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.8

  25. 819 core citations up to the end of 1986
  26. 817 core citations up to the end of 1986
  27. 807 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

  28. 795 core citations up to the end of 1986
  29. 773 core citations up to the end of 1986
  30. 772 core citations up to the end of 1986
  31. 758 core citations up to the end of 1986
  32. 754 core citations up to the end of 1986
  33. 747 core citations up to the end of 1986
  34. 742 core citations up to the end of 1986
  35. 742 core citations up to the end of 1986
  36. 716 core citations up to the end of 1986
  37. 715 core citations up to the end of 1986
  38. 713 core citations up to the end of 1986
  39. 712 core citations up to the end of 1986