Top Cited Articles of All Time (1992 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1992 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 1992 editions

6071 core citations up to the end of 1992PDG 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. 4388 core citations up to the end of 1992
  2. 2532 core citations up to the end of 1992
  3. 2351 core citations up to the end of 1992
  4. 2014 core citations up to the end of 1992
  5. 1915 core citations up to the end of 1992
  6. 1829 core citations up to the end of 1992
  7. 1511 core citations up to the end of 1992
  8. 1431 core citations up to the end of 1992
  9. 1379 core citations up to the end of 1992
  10. 1374 core citations up to the end of 1992
  11. 1366 core citations up to the end of 1992
  12. 1316 core citations up to the end of 1992
  13. 1316 core citations up to the end of 1992
  14. 1310 core citations up to the end of 1992
  15. 1300 core citations up to the end of 1992
  16. 1299 core citations up to the end of 1992
  17. 1299 core citations up to the end of 1992
  18. 1267 core citations up to the end of 1992
    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. 1228 core citations up to the end of 1992
  20. 1223 core citations up to the end of 1992
  21. 1208 core citations up to the end of 1992
  22. 1157 core citations up to the end of 1992
  23. 1126 core citations up to the end of 1992
  24. 1124 core citations up to the end of 1992
  25. 1121 core citations up to the end of 1992
  26. 1118 core citations up to the end of 1992
  27. 1100 core citations up to the end of 1992
  28. 1077 core citations up to the end of 1992
    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

  29. 1074 core citations up to the end of 1992
    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

  30. 1035 core citations up to the end of 1992
  31. 1019 core citations up to the end of 1992
  32. 1015 core citations up to the end of 1992
  33. 1014 core citations up to the end of 1992
  34. 994 core citations up to the end of 1992
    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. 984 core citations up to the end of 1992
  36. 980 core citations up to the end of 1992
    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

  37. 974 core citations up to the end of 1992
  38. 963 core citations up to the end of 1992
  39. 962 core citations up to the end of 1992