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 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 1991 editions

5211 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. 4239 core citations up to the end of 1991
  2. 2454 core citations up to the end of 1991
  3. 2228 core citations up to the end of 1991
  4. 1903 core citations up to the end of 1991
  5. 1856 core citations up to the end of 1991
  6. 1762 core citations up to the end of 1991
  7. 1440 core citations up to the end of 1991
  8. 1349 core citations up to the end of 1991
  9. 1322 core citations up to the end of 1991
  10. 1288 core citations up to the end of 1991
  11. 1280 core citations up to the end of 1991
  12. 1270 core citations up to the end of 1991
  13. 1255 core citations up to the end of 1991
  14. 1253 core citations up to the end of 1991
  15. 1215 core citations up to the end of 1991
  16. 1195 core citations up to the end of 1991
  17. 1184 core citations up to the end of 1991
  18. 1177 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. 1125 core citations up to the end of 1991
  20. 1104 core citations up to the end of 1991
  21. 1100 core citations up to the end of 1991
  22. 1091 core citations up to the end of 1991
  23. 1087 core citations up to the end of 1991
  24. 1077 core citations up to the end of 1991
  25. 1059 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. 1053 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. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1991
  29. 1037 core citations up to the end of 1991
  30. 999 core citations up to the end of 1991
  31. 993 core citations up to the end of 1991
  32. 988 core citations up to the end of 1991
  33. 981 core citations up to the end of 1991
  34. 970 core citations up to the end of 1991
  35. 962 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. 939 core citations up to the end of 1991
  37. 908 core citations up to the end of 1991
  38. 904 core citations up to the end of 1991
  39. 892 core citations up to the end of 1991