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 2016-01-04. 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

2839 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. 3587 core citations up to the end of 1987
  2. 2142 core citations up to the end of 1987
  3. 1680 core citations up to the end of 1987
  4. 1605 core citations up to the end of 1987
  5. 1529 core citations up to the end of 1987
  6. 1391 core citations up to the end of 1987
  7. 1168 core citations up to the end of 1987
  8. 1131 core citations up to the end of 1987
  9. 1110 core citations up to the end of 1987
  10. 1073 core citations up to the end of 1987
  11. 1040 core citations up to the end of 1987
  12. 1031 core citations up to the end of 1987
  13. 999 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. 950 core citations up to the end of 1987
  15. 943 core citations up to the end of 1987
  16. 936 core citations up to the end of 1987
  17. 936 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

  18. 918 core citations up to the end of 1987
  19. 877 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. 864 core citations up to the end of 1987
  21. 857 core citations up to the end of 1987
  22. 854 core citations up to the end of 1987
  23. 850 core citations up to the end of 1987
  24. 847 core citations up to the end of 1987
  25. 841 core citations up to the end of 1987
  26. 836 core citations up to the end of 1987
  27. 823 core citations up to the end of 1987
  28. 790 core citations up to the end of 1987
  29. 788 core citations up to the end of 1987
  30. 757 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

  31. 752 core citations up to the end of 1987
  32. 750 core citations up to the end of 1987
  33. 740 core citations up to the end of 1987
  34. 732 core citations up to the end of 1987
  35. 731 core citations up to the end of 1987
  36. 717 core citations up to the end of 1987
  37. 716 core citations up to the end of 1987
  38. 714 core citations up to the end of 1987
  39. 712 core citations up to the end of 1987