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 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 1989 editions

3854 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. 3953 core citations up to the end of 1989
  2. 2336 core citations up to the end of 1989
  3. 1951 core citations up to the end of 1989
  4. 1780 core citations up to the end of 1989
  5. 1678 core citations up to the end of 1989
  6. 1674 core citations up to the end of 1989
  7. 1305 core citations up to the end of 1989
  8. 1205 core citations up to the end of 1989
  9. 1193 core citations up to the end of 1989
  10. 1193 core citations up to the end of 1989
  11. 1171 core citations up to the end of 1989
  12. 1171 core citations up to the end of 1989
  13. 1159 core citations up to the end of 1989
  14. 1125 core citations up to the end of 1989
  15. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1989
  16. 1036 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. 1026 core citations up to the end of 1989
  18. 1008 core citations up to the end of 1989
  19. 1003 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. 997 core citations up to the end of 1989
  21. 971 core citations up to the end of 1989
  22. 957 core citations up to the end of 1989
  23. 950 core citations up to the end of 1989
  24. 942 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

  25. 935 core citations up to the end of 1989
  26. 934 core citations up to the end of 1989
  27. 931 core citations up to the end of 1989
  28. 922 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. 914 core citations up to the end of 1989
  30. 910 core citations up to the end of 1989
  31. 906 core citations up to the end of 1989
  32. 886 core citations up to the end of 1989
  33. 883 core citations up to the end of 1989
  34. 878 core citations up to the end of 1989
  35. 862 core citations up to the end of 1989
  36. 845 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  37. 845 core citations up to the end of 1989
  38. 805 core citations up to the end of 1989
  39. 798 core citations up to the end of 1989