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 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 1990 editions

4494 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. 4149 core citations up to the end of 1990
  2. 2422 core citations up to the end of 1990
  3. 2112 core citations up to the end of 1990
  4. 1826 core citations up to the end of 1990
  5. 1818 core citations up to the end of 1990
  6. 1719 core citations up to the end of 1990
  7. 1366 core citations up to the end of 1990
  8. 1284 core citations up to the end of 1990
  9. 1272 core citations up to the end of 1990
  10. 1248 core citations up to the end of 1990
  11. 1234 core citations up to the end of 1990
  12. 1234 core citations up to the end of 1990
  13. 1221 core citations up to the end of 1990
  14. 1221 core citations up to the end of 1990
  15. 1104 core citations up to the end of 1990
  16. 1096 core citations up to the end of 1990
  17. 1088 core citations up to the end of 1990
  18. 1063 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. 1056 core citations up to the end of 1990
  20. 1056 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

  21. 1054 core citations up to the end of 1990
  22. 1054 core citations up to the end of 1990
  23. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1990
  24. 1023 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. 989 core citations up to the end of 1990
  26. 983 core citations up to the end of 1990
  27. 978 core citations up to the end of 1990
  28. 973 core citations up to the end of 1990
  29. 970 core citations up to the end of 1990
  30. 967 core citations up to the end of 1990
  31. 961 core citations up to the end of 1990
  32. 956 core citations up to the end of 1990
  33. 949 core citations up to the end of 1990
  34. 939 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. 937 core citations up to the end of 1990
  36. 926 core citations up to the end of 1990
  37. 885 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  38. 857 core citations up to the end of 1990
  39. 848 core citations up to the end of 1990