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 2018-01-08. 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

3471 core citations up to the end of 1988PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 3953 core citations up to the end of 1988
  2. 2331 core citations up to the end of 1988
  3. 1822 core citations up to the end of 1988
  4. 1778 core citations up to the end of 1988
  5. 1687 core citations up to the end of 1988
  6. 1578 core citations up to the end of 1988
  7. 1262 core citations up to the end of 1988
  8. 1226 core citations up to the end of 1988
  9. 1205 core citations up to the end of 1988
  10. 1191 core citations up to the end of 1988
  11. 1176 core citations up to the end of 1988
  12. 1173 core citations up to the end of 1988
  13. 1075 core citations up to the end of 1988
  14. 1071 core citations up to the end of 1988
  15. 1056 core citations up to the end of 1988
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  16. 1039 core citations up to the end of 1988
  17. 1034 core citations up to the end of 1988
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  18. 1019 core citations up to the end of 1988
  19. 1012 core citations up to the end of 1988
  20. 994 core citations up to the end of 1988
  21. 978 core citations up to the end of 1988
  22. 970 core citations up to the end of 1988
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  23. 950 core citations up to the end of 1988
  24. 927 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

  25. 926 core citations up to the end of 1988
  26. 921 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

  27. 904 core citations up to the end of 1988
  28. 902 core citations up to the end of 1988
  29. 892 core citations up to the end of 1988
  30. 883 core citations up to the end of 1988
  31. 879 core citations up to the end of 1988
  32. 870 core citations up to the end of 1988
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  33. 858 core citations up to the end of 1988
  34. 839 core citations up to the end of 1988
  35. 835 core citations up to the end of 1988
  36. 824 core citations up to the end of 1988
  37. 820 core citations up to the end of 1988
  38. 818 core citations up to the end of 1988
  39. 816 core citations up to the end of 1988