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 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 1989 editions

3828 core citations up to the end of 1989PDG 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. 3916 core citations up to the end of 1989
  2. 2312 core citations up to the end of 1989
  3. 1935 core citations up to the end of 1989
  4. 1772 core citations up to the end of 1989
  5. 1676 core citations up to the end of 1989
  6. 1650 core citations up to the end of 1989
  7. 1296 core citations up to the end of 1989
  8. 1202 core citations up to the end of 1989
  9. 1190 core citations up to the end of 1989
  10. 1184 core citations up to the end of 1989
  11. 1168 core citations up to the end of 1989
  12. 1168 core citations up to the end of 1989
  13. 1154 core citations up to the end of 1989
  14. 1122 core citations up to the end of 1989
  15. 1039 core citations up to the end of 1989
  16. 1025 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

  17. 1023 core citations up to the end of 1989
  18. 1007 core citations up to the end of 1989
  19. 1001 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. 992 core citations up to the end of 1989
  21. 969 core citations up to the end of 1989
  22. 954 core citations up to the end of 1989
  23. 940 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. 938 core citations up to the end of 1989
  25. 931 core citations up to the end of 1989
  26. 929 core citations up to the end of 1989
  27. 926 core citations up to the end of 1989
  28. 914 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. 911 core citations up to the end of 1989
  30. 903 core citations up to the end of 1989
  31. 897 core citations up to the end of 1989
  32. 881 core citations up to the end of 1989
  33. 880 core citations up to the end of 1989
  34. 872 core citations up to the end of 1989
  35. 853 core citations up to the end of 1989
  36. 839 core citations up to the end of 1989
  37. 789 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. 788 core citations up to the end of 1989
  39. 783 core citations up to the end of 1989