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 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

329 core citations in 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. 432 core citations in 1986
  2. 403 core citations in 1986
  3. 395 core citations in 1986
    The Heterotic String
    David J. Gross, Jeffrey A. Harvey, Emil J. Martinec, Ryan Rohm (Princeton U.). Nov 1984. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 54 (1985) 502-505
    PRINT-85-0029 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.54.502

  4. 358 core citations in 1986
  5. 358 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

  6. 273 core citations in 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

  7. 259 core citations in 1986
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  8. 238 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: Rev.Mod.Phys. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.58.1065, 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  9. 209 core citations in 1986
    Global Aspects of Current Algebra
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1983. 11 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B223 (1983) 422-432
    PRINT-83-0262 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90063-9

  10. 208 core citations in 1986
    Symmetry Breaking Patterns in Superstring Models
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Feb 1985. 26 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B258 (1985) 75
    PRINT-85-0245 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90603-0

  11. 204 core citations in 1986
  12. 192 core citations in 1986
  13. 189 core citations in 1986
  14. 186 core citations in 1986
  15. 180 core citations in 1986
    A Nonlinear field theory
    T.H.R. Skyrme (Harwell, AERE). 1961. 12 pp.
    Published in Proc.Roy.Soc.Lond. A260 (1961) 127-138
    DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1961.0018

  16. 178 core citations in 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

  17. 169 core citations in 1986
  18. 165 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

  19. 163 core citations in 1986
  20. 161 core citations in 1986
  21. 160 core citations in 1986
  22. 150 core citations in 1986
  23. 149 core citations in 1986
  24. 148 core citations in 1986
  25. 148 core citations in 1986
  26. 147 core citations in 1986
  27. 146 core citations in 1986
  28. 143 core citations in 1986
  29. 141 core citations in 1986
  30. 138 core citations in 1986
  31. 137 core citations in 1986
  32. 135 core citations in 1986
  33. 135 core citations in 1986
  34. 134 core citations in 1986
    Covariantly second-quantized string III
    W. Siegel (UC, Berkeley). Jul 1984. 5 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 149B (1984) 162-166, Phys.Lett. 151B (1985) 396-400
    UCB-PTH-84/21
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(85)91662-4, 10.1016/0370-2693(84)91575-2

  35. 132 core citations in 1986
  36. 131 core citations in 1986
    Dimensional Reduction of Superstring Models
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Feb 1985. 5 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 155B (1985) 151
    Print-85-0244 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(85)90976-1

  37. 128 core citations in 1986
    Dynamical Breaking of Supersymmetry
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). May 1981. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B188 (1981) 513
    Print-81-0317 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(81)90006-7

  38. 128 core citations in 1986
    Dual Theory for Free Fermions
    Pierre Ramond (Fermilab). 1971. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D3 (1971) 2415-2418
    FERMILAB-PUB-70-008-T, FERMILAB-PUB-70-008-THY, THY-8
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.3.2415

  39. 128 core citations in 1986