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 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 1988 editions

3242 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. 3764 core citations up to the end of 1988
  2. 2239 core citations up to the end of 1988
  3. 1769 core citations up to the end of 1988
  4. 1723 core citations up to the end of 1988
  5. 1603 core citations up to the end of 1988
  6. 1527 core citations up to the end of 1988
  7. 1231 core citations up to the end of 1988
  8. 1162 core citations up to the end of 1988
  9. 1140 core citations up to the end of 1988
  10. 1113 core citations up to the end of 1988
  11. 1111 core citations up to the end of 1988
  12. 1103 core citations up to the end of 1988
  13. 1040 core citations up to the end of 1988
  14. 1020 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. 981 core citations up to the end of 1988
  16. 979 core citations up to the end of 1988
  17. 973 core citations up to the end of 1988
  18. 967 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. 936 core citations up to the end of 1988
  21. 922 core citations up to the end of 1988
  22. 900 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. 894 core citations up to the end of 1988
  24. 891 core citations up to the end of 1988
  25. 889 core citations up to the end of 1988
  26. 885 core citations up to the end of 1988
  27. 869 core citations up to the end of 1988
  28. 863 core citations up to the end of 1988
  29. 846 core citations up to the end of 1988
  30. 838 core citations up to the end of 1988
  31. 823 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. 814 core citations up to the end of 1988
  33. 802 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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

  34. 799 core citations up to the end of 1988
  35. 786 core citations up to the end of 1988
  36. 774 core citations up to the end of 1988
  37. 771 core citations up to the end of 1988
  38. 770 core citations up to the end of 1988
  39. 760 core citations up to the end of 1988