Top Cited Articles during 1986

The 40 most highly cited papers during 1986

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

318 core citations in 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. 416 core citations in 1986
  2. 392 core citations in 1986
  3. 383 core citations in 1986
  4. 339 core citations in 1986
    Superstring Theory
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). May 1982. 170 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 89 (1982) 223-322
    CALT-68-911
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(82)90087-4

  5. 334 core citations in 1986
  6. 253 core citations in 1986
  7. 246 core citations in 1986
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B103 (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  8. 229 core citations in 1986
    Super Collider Physics
    E. Eichten (Fermilab), I. Hinchliffe (LBL, Berkeley), Kenneth D. Lane (Ohio State U.), C. Quigg (Fermilab). Feb 1984. 550 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 56 (1984) 579-707, Addendum-ibid. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  9. 200 core citations in 1986
    Symmetry Breaking Patterns in Superstring Models
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Feb 1985. 45 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B258 (1985) 75
    PRINT-85-0245 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90603-0

  10. 192 core citations in 1986
  11. 184 core citations in 1986
    Global Aspects of Current Algebra
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1983. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B223 (1983) 422-432
    PRINT-83-0262 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90063-9

  12. 178 core citations in 1986
  13. 177 core citations in 1986
  14. 167 core citations in 1986
  15. 165 core citations in 1986
  16. 160 core citations in 1986
    Supersymmetrical Dual String Theories and their Field Theory Limits: A Review
    Michael B. Green (Queen Mary, U. of London). Jul 1982. 37 pp.
    Published in Surveys High Energ.Phys. 3 (1984) 127-160
    QMC-82-12
    DOI: 10.1080/01422418308243456
    Talk presented at Conference: C82-07-26 Proceedings

  17. 159 core citations in 1986
    Covariantly Second Quantized String. 2.
    W. Siegel (UC, Berkeley). Jun 1984. 14 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B149 (1984) 157, Phys.Lett. B151 (1985) 391
    UCB-PTH-84/18
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(84)91574-0

  18. 158 core citations in 1986
    A Nonlinear field theory
    T.H.R. Skyrme (Harwell, AERE). 1961.
    Published in Proc.Roy.Soc.Lond. A260 (1961) 127-138
    DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1961.0018

  19. 157 core citations in 1986
  20. 156 core citations in 1986
  21. 147 core citations in 1986
  22. 145 core citations in 1986
  23. 144 core citations in 1986
  24. 141 core citations in 1986
  25. 141 core citations in 1986
  26. 141 core citations in 1986
  27. 138 core citations in 1986
  28. 134 core citations in 1986
  29. 133 core citations in 1986
  30. 132 core citations in 1986
  31. 132 core citations in 1986
    Covariantly Second Quantized String. 3.
    W. Siegel (UC, Berkeley). Jul 1984. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B149 (1984) 162, Phys.Lett. 151B (1985) 396
    UCB-PTH-84/21
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(84)91575-2

  32. 131 core citations in 1986
  33. 129 core citations in 1986
  34. 127 core citations in 1986
  35. 126 core citations in 1986
  36. 126 core citations in 1986
  37. 125 core citations in 1986
  38. 125 core citations in 1986
  39. 119 core citations in 1986
    Nonabelian Bosonization in Two-Dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1983. 30 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 92 (1984) 455-472
    PRINT-83-0934 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01215276