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 2018-01-08. 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

5579 core citations up to the end of 1991PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 4509 core citations up to the end of 1991
  2. 2595 core citations up to the end of 1991
  3. 2322 core citations up to the end of 1991
  4. 2013 core citations up to the end of 1991
  5. 1931 core citations up to the end of 1991
  6. 1864 core citations up to the end of 1991
  7. 1491 core citations up to the end of 1991
  8. 1444 core citations up to the end of 1991
  9. 1382 core citations up to the end of 1991
  10. 1369 core citations up to the end of 1991
  11. 1361 core citations up to the end of 1991
  12. 1345 core citations up to the end of 1991
  13. 1336 core citations up to the end of 1991
  14. 1331 core citations up to the end of 1991
  15. 1295 core citations up to the end of 1991
  16. 1270 core citations up to the end of 1991
  17. 1270 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: Rev.Mod.Phys. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.58.1065, 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  18. 1243 core citations up to the end of 1991
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  19. 1207 core citations up to the end of 1991
  20. 1194 core citations up to the end of 1991
  21. 1180 core citations up to the end of 1991
  22. 1177 core citations up to the end of 1991
  23. 1165 core citations up to the end of 1991
  24. 1132 core citations up to the end of 1991
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  25. 1129 core citations up to the end of 1991
  26. 1127 core citations up to the end of 1991
  27. 1127 core citations up to the end of 1991
  28. 1111 core citations up to the end of 1991
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  29. 1110 core citations up to the end of 1991
  30. 1094 core citations up to the end of 1991
  31. 1060 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

  32. 1035 core citations up to the end of 1991
  33. 1023 core citations up to the end of 1991
  34. 1021 core citations up to the end of 1991
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  35. 1015 core citations up to the end of 1991
  36. 1001 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

  37. 990 core citations up to the end of 1991
    Global Aspects of Current Algebra
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1983. 11 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B223 (1983) 422-432
    PRINT-83-0262 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90063-9

  38. 985 core citations up to the end of 1991
  39. 980 core citations up to the end of 1991