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 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 1987 editions

2822 core citations up to the end of 1987PDG 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. 3551 core citations up to the end of 1987
  2. 2118 core citations up to the end of 1987
  3. 1673 core citations up to the end of 1987
  4. 1591 core citations up to the end of 1987
  5. 1527 core citations up to the end of 1987
  6. 1370 core citations up to the end of 1987
  7. 1161 core citations up to the end of 1987
  8. 1129 core citations up to the end of 1987
  9. 1108 core citations up to the end of 1987
  10. 1070 core citations up to the end of 1987
  11. 1037 core citations up to the end of 1987
  12. 1023 core citations up to the end of 1987
  13. 990 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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. 948 core citations up to the end of 1987
  15. 942 core citations up to the end of 1987
  16. 934 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  17. 932 core citations up to the end of 1987
  18. 906 core citations up to the end of 1987
  19. 870 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

  20. 861 core citations up to the end of 1987
  21. 854 core citations up to the end of 1987
  22. 848 core citations up to the end of 1987
  23. 847 core citations up to the end of 1987
  24. 847 core citations up to the end of 1987
  25. 839 core citations up to the end of 1987
  26. 832 core citations up to the end of 1987
  27. 817 core citations up to the end of 1987
  28. 791 core citations up to the end of 1987
  29. 784 core citations up to the end of 1987
  30. 747 core citations up to the end of 1987
  31. 747 core citations up to the end of 1987
  32. 739 core citations up to the end of 1987
  33. 729 core citations up to the end of 1987
  34. 726 core citations up to the end of 1987
  35. 716 core citations up to the end of 1987
  36. 709 core citations up to the end of 1987
  37. 705 core citations up to the end of 1987
  38. 703 core citations up to the end of 1987
  39. 703 core citations up to the end of 1987