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 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 1992 editions

6127 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. 4448 core citations up to the end of 1992
  2. 2568 core citations up to the end of 1992
  3. 2379 core citations up to the end of 1992
  4. 2056 core citations up to the end of 1992
  5. 1928 core citations up to the end of 1992
  6. 1831 core citations up to the end of 1992
  7. 1523 core citations up to the end of 1992
  8. 1441 core citations up to the end of 1992
  9. 1385 core citations up to the end of 1992
  10. 1381 core citations up to the end of 1992
  11. 1373 core citations up to the end of 1992
  12. 1351 core citations up to the end of 1992
  13. 1316 core citations up to the end of 1992
  14. 1315 core citations up to the end of 1992
  15. 1311 core citations up to the end of 1992
  16. 1305 core citations up to the end of 1992
  17. 1302 core citations up to the end of 1992
  18. 1271 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. 1234 core citations up to the end of 1992
  20. 1230 core citations up to the end of 1992
  21. 1218 core citations up to the end of 1992
  22. 1158 core citations up to the end of 1992
  23. 1128 core citations up to the end of 1992
  24. 1127 core citations up to the end of 1992
  25. 1126 core citations up to the end of 1992
  26. 1126 core citations up to the end of 1992
  27. 1108 core citations up to the end of 1992
  28. 1091 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

  29. 1078 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

  30. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1992
  31. 1024 core citations up to the end of 1992
  32. 1024 core citations up to the end of 1992
  33. 1021 core citations up to the end of 1992
  34. 1002 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. 1001 core citations up to the end of 1992
  36. 985 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. 985 core citations up to the end of 1992
  38. 968 core citations up to the end of 1992
  39. 966 core citations up to the end of 1992