Top Cited Articles of All Time (1990 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1990 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 1990 editions

4463 core citations up to the end of 1990PDG 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. 4101 core citations up to the end of 1990
  2. 2393 core citations up to the end of 1990
  3. 2093 core citations up to the end of 1990
  4. 1809 core citations up to the end of 1990
  5. 1794 core citations up to the end of 1990
  6. 1717 core citations up to the end of 1990
  7. 1355 core citations up to the end of 1990
  8. 1274 core citations up to the end of 1990
  9. 1267 core citations up to the end of 1990
  10. 1242 core citations up to the end of 1990
  11. 1229 core citations up to the end of 1990
  12. 1228 core citations up to the end of 1990
  13. 1218 core citations up to the end of 1990
  14. 1217 core citations up to the end of 1990
  15. 1105 core citations up to the end of 1990
  16. 1088 core citations up to the end of 1990
  17. 1063 core citations up to the end of 1990
  18. 1060 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  19. 1054 core citations up to the end of 1990
  20. 1052 core citations up to the end of 1990
  21. 1051 core citations up to the end of 1990
  22. 1043 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  23. 1036 core citations up to the end of 1990
  24. 1022 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  25. 983 core citations up to the end of 1990
  26. 983 core citations up to the end of 1990
  27. 971 core citations up to the end of 1990
  28. 970 core citations up to the end of 1990
  29. 960 core citations up to the end of 1990
  30. 954 core citations up to the end of 1990
  31. 954 core citations up to the end of 1990
  32. 949 core citations up to the end of 1990
  33. 944 core citations up to the end of 1990
  34. 934 core citations up to the end of 1990
  35. 931 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  36. 922 core citations up to the end of 1990
  37. 848 core citations up to the end of 1990
  38. 842 core citations up to the end of 1990
  39. 842 core citations up to the end of 1990