Top Cited Articles of All Time (1987 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1987 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 1987 editions

3043 core citations up to the end of 1987PDG 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. 3772 core citations up to the end of 1987
  2. 2231 core citations up to the end of 1987
  3. 1734 core citations up to the end of 1987
  4. 1651 core citations up to the end of 1987
  5. 1603 core citations up to the end of 1987
  6. 1438 core citations up to the end of 1987
  7. 1197 core citations up to the end of 1987
  8. 1190 core citations up to the end of 1987
  9. 1170 core citations up to the end of 1987
  10. 1145 core citations up to the end of 1987
  11. 1099 core citations up to the end of 1987
  12. 1098 core citations up to the end of 1987
  13. 1034 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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. 1019 core citations up to the end of 1987
  15. 1005 core citations up to the end of 1987
  16. 995 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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. 981 core citations up to the end of 1987
  18. 951 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  19. 948 core citations up to the end of 1987
  20. 915 core citations up to the end of 1987
  21. 913 core citations up to the end of 1987
  22. 910 core citations up to the end of 1987
  23. 903 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  24. 883 core citations up to the end of 1987
  25. 878 core citations up to the end of 1987
  26. 875 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  27. 849 core citations up to the end of 1987
  28. 842 core citations up to the end of 1987
  29. 818 core citations up to the end of 1987
  30. 818 core citations up to the end of 1987
  31. 812 core citations up to the end of 1987
  32. 807 core citations up to the end of 1987
  33. 807 core citations up to the end of 1987
  34. 794 core citations up to the end of 1987
  35. 778 core citations up to the end of 1987
  36. 765 core citations up to the end of 1987
  37. 759 core citations up to the end of 1987
  38. 759 core citations up to the end of 1987
  39. 752 core citations up to the end of 1987