Top Cited Articles of All Time (1991 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1991 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 1991 editions

5256 core citations up to the end of 1991PDG 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. 4294 core citations up to the end of 1991
  2. 2488 core citations up to the end of 1991
  3. 2255 core citations up to the end of 1991
  4. 1941 core citations up to the end of 1991
  5. 1869 core citations up to the end of 1991
  6. 1764 core citations up to the end of 1991
  7. 1452 core citations up to the end of 1991
  8. 1359 core citations up to the end of 1991
  9. 1328 core citations up to the end of 1991
  10. 1293 core citations up to the end of 1991
  11. 1286 core citations up to the end of 1991
  12. 1276 core citations up to the end of 1991
  13. 1261 core citations up to the end of 1991
  14. 1256 core citations up to the end of 1991
  15. 1246 core citations up to the end of 1991
  16. 1195 core citations up to the end of 1991
  17. 1194 core citations up to the end of 1991
  18. 1181 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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. 1130 core citations up to the end of 1991
  20. 1107 core citations up to the end of 1991
  21. 1104 core citations up to the end of 1991
  22. 1101 core citations up to the end of 1991
  23. 1090 core citations up to the end of 1991
  24. 1082 core citations up to the end of 1991
  25. 1073 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  26. 1054 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  27. 1052 core citations up to the end of 1991
  28. 1045 core citations up to the end of 1991
  29. 1044 core citations up to the end of 1991
  30. 1002 core citations up to the end of 1991
  31. 999 core citations up to the end of 1991
  32. 995 core citations up to the end of 1991
  33. 985 core citations up to the end of 1991
  34. 984 core citations up to the end of 1991
  35. 970 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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. 943 core citations up to the end of 1991
  37. 923 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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. 917 core citations up to the end of 1991
  39. 915 core citations up to the end of 1991