Top Cited Articles of All Time (1988 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1988 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 1988 editions

3221 core citations up to the end of 1988PDG 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. 3728 core citations up to the end of 1988
  2. 2215 core citations up to the end of 1988
  3. 1753 core citations up to the end of 1988
  4. 1715 core citations up to the end of 1988
  5. 1601 core citations up to the end of 1988
  6. 1505 core citations up to the end of 1988
  7. 1223 core citations up to the end of 1988
  8. 1159 core citations up to the end of 1988
  9. 1137 core citations up to the end of 1988
  10. 1110 core citations up to the end of 1988
  11. 1108 core citations up to the end of 1988
  12. 1095 core citations up to the end of 1988
  13. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1988
  14. 1011 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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

  15. 976 core citations up to the end of 1988
  16. 976 core citations up to the end of 1988
  17. 972 core citations up to the end of 1988
  18. 965 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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

  19. 940 core citations up to the end of 1988
  20. 924 core citations up to the end of 1988
  21. 917 core citations up to the end of 1988
  22. 892 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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

  23. 891 core citations up to the end of 1988
  24. 885 core citations up to the end of 1988
  25. 885 core citations up to the end of 1988
  26. 882 core citations up to the end of 1988
  27. 866 core citations up to the end of 1988
  28. 861 core citations up to the end of 1988
  29. 847 core citations up to the end of 1988
  30. 832 core citations up to the end of 1988
  31. 821 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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

  32. 808 core citations up to the end of 1988
  33. 794 core citations up to the end of 1988
  34. 783 core citations up to the end of 1988
  35. 767 core citations up to the end of 1988
  36. 767 core citations up to the end of 1988
  37. 756 core citations up to the end of 1988
  38. 754 core citations up to the end of 1988
  39. 746 core citations up to the end of 1988