Top Cited Articles of All Time (1989 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1989 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 1989 editions

3816 core citations up to the end of 1989PDG 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. 3883 core citations up to the end of 1989
  2. 2294 core citations up to the end of 1989
  3. 1925 core citations up to the end of 1989
  4. 1757 core citations up to the end of 1989
  5. 1667 core citations up to the end of 1989
  6. 1639 core citations up to the end of 1989
  7. 1291 core citations up to the end of 1989
  8. 1195 core citations up to the end of 1989
  9. 1182 core citations up to the end of 1989
  10. 1167 core citations up to the end of 1989
  11. 1165 core citations up to the end of 1989
  12. 1150 core citations up to the end of 1989
  13. 1146 core citations up to the end of 1989
  14. 1115 core citations up to the end of 1989
  15. 1036 core citations up to the end of 1989
  16. 1018 core citations up to the end of 1989
  17. 1016 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  18. 999 core citations up to the end of 1989
  19. 992 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  20. 985 core citations up to the end of 1989
  21. 967 core citations up to the end of 1989
  22. 945 core citations up to the end of 1989
  23. 934 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  24. 931 core citations up to the end of 1989
  25. 926 core citations up to the end of 1989
  26. 921 core citations up to the end of 1989
  27. 919 core citations up to the end of 1989
  28. 906 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  29. 904 core citations up to the end of 1989
  30. 895 core citations up to the end of 1989
  31. 891 core citations up to the end of 1989
    Super Collider Physics
    E. Eichten (Fermilab), I. Hinchliffe (LBL, Berkeley), Kenneth D. Lane (Ohio State U.), C. Quigg (Fermilab). Feb 1984. 550 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 56 (1984) 579-707, Addendum-ibid. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  32. 879 core citations up to the end of 1989
  33. 869 core citations up to the end of 1989
  34. 859 core citations up to the end of 1989
  35. 849 core citations up to the end of 1989
  36. 836 core citations up to the end of 1989
  37. 785 core citations up to the end of 1989
    Superstring Theory
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). May 1982. 170 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 89 (1982) 223-322
    CALT-68-911
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(82)90087-4

  38. 781 core citations up to the end of 1989
  39. 777 core citations up to the end of 1989