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 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 1990 editions

4442 core citations up to the end of 1990PDG 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. 4062 core citations up to the end of 1990
  2. 2372 core citations up to the end of 1990
  3. 2079 core citations up to the end of 1990
  4. 1793 core citations up to the end of 1990
  5. 1780 core citations up to the end of 1990
  6. 1708 core citations up to the end of 1990
  7. 1350 core citations up to the end of 1990
  8. 1256 core citations up to the end of 1990
  9. 1256 core citations up to the end of 1990
  10. 1234 core citations up to the end of 1990
  11. 1219 core citations up to the end of 1990
  12. 1213 core citations up to the end of 1990
  13. 1209 core citations up to the end of 1990
  14. 1209 core citations up to the end of 1990
  15. 1099 core citations up to the end of 1990
  16. 1081 core citations up to the end of 1990
  17. 1053 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  18. 1050 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. 1047 core citations up to the end of 1990
  20. 1046 core citations up to the end of 1990
  21. 1041 core citations up to the end of 1990
  22. 1034 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. 1033 core citations up to the end of 1990
  24. 1013 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. 976 core citations up to the end of 1990
  26. 973 core citations up to the end of 1990
  27. 963 core citations up to the end of 1990
  28. 954 core citations up to the end of 1990
  29. 953 core citations up to the end of 1990
  30. 948 core citations up to the end of 1990
  31. 947 core citations up to the end of 1990
  32. 944 core citations up to the end of 1990
  33. 940 core citations up to the end of 1990
  34. 924 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

  35. 922 core citations up to the end of 1990
  36. 912 core citations up to the end of 1990
  37. 839 core citations up to the end of 1990
  38. 834 core citations up to the end of 1990
  39. 825 core citations up to the end of 1990
    Global Aspects of Current Algebra
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1983. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B223 (1983) 422-432
    PRINT-83-0262 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90063-9