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 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 1991 editions

5187 core citations up to the end of 1991PDG 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. 4198 core citations up to the end of 1991
  2. 2432 core citations up to the end of 1991
  3. 2211 core citations up to the end of 1991
  4. 1888 core citations up to the end of 1991
  5. 1840 core citations up to the end of 1991
  6. 1753 core citations up to the end of 1991
  7. 1435 core citations up to the end of 1991
  8. 1331 core citations up to the end of 1991
  9. 1310 core citations up to the end of 1991
  10. 1280 core citations up to the end of 1991
  11. 1261 core citations up to the end of 1991
  12. 1260 core citations up to the end of 1991
  13. 1248 core citations up to the end of 1991
  14. 1245 core citations up to the end of 1991
  15. 1203 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  16. 1188 core citations up to the end of 1991
  17. 1176 core citations up to the end of 1991
  18. 1167 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. 1114 core citations up to the end of 1991
  20. 1096 core citations up to the end of 1991
  21. 1095 core citations up to the end of 1991
  22. 1085 core citations up to the end of 1991
  23. 1084 core citations up to the end of 1991
  24. 1072 core citations up to the end of 1991
  25. 1049 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. 1045 core citations up to the end of 1991
  27. 1044 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

  28. 1028 core citations up to the end of 1991
  29. 1018 core citations up to the end of 1991
  30. 992 core citations up to the end of 1991
  31. 989 core citations up to the end of 1991
  32. 980 core citations up to the end of 1991
  33. 968 core citations up to the end of 1991
  34. 962 core citations up to the end of 1991
  35. 955 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. 929 core citations up to the end of 1991
  37. 899 core citations up to the end of 1991
  38. 886 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  39. 884 core citations up to the end of 1991