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 2014-01-05. 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

3209 core citations up to the end of 1988PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics (RPP)
Particle Data Group Collaboration (J. Beringer (LBL, Berkeley) et al.). 2012. 1528 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D86 (2012) 010001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.010001

  1. 3696 core citations up to the end of 1988
  2. 2197 core citations up to the end of 1988
  3. 1742 core citations up to the end of 1988
  4. 1700 core citations up to the end of 1988
  5. 1592 core citations up to the end of 1988
  6. 1495 core citations up to the end of 1988
  7. 1218 core citations up to the end of 1988
  8. 1152 core citations up to the end of 1988
  9. 1129 core citations up to the end of 1988
  10. 1107 core citations up to the end of 1988
  11. 1091 core citations up to the end of 1988
  12. 1079 core citations up to the end of 1988
  13. 1033 core citations up to the end of 1988
  14. 1002 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. 971 core citations up to the end of 1988
  16. 969 core citations up to the end of 1988
  17. 964 core citations up to the end of 1988
  18. 956 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. 937 core citations up to the end of 1988
  20. 917 core citations up to the end of 1988
  21. 910 core citations up to the end of 1988
  22. 886 core citations up to the end of 1988
  23. 884 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

  24. 878 core citations up to the end of 1988
  25. 877 core citations up to the end of 1988
  26. 873 core citations up to the end of 1988
  27. 859 core citations up to the end of 1988
  28. 858 core citations up to the end of 1988
  29. 840 core citations up to the end of 1988
  30. 829 core citations up to the end of 1988
  31. 816 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. 795 core citations up to the end of 1988
  33. 792 core citations up to the end of 1988
  34. 773 core citations up to the end of 1988
  35. 763 core citations up to the end of 1988
  36. 756 core citations up to the end of 1988
  37. 752 core citations up to the end of 1988
  38. 749 core citations up to the end of 1988
  39. 741 core citations up to the end of 1988