Top Cited Articles of All Time (1993 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1993 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 1993 editions

6930 core citations up to the end of 1993PDG 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. 4593 core citations up to the end of 1993
  2. 2642 core citations up to the end of 1993
  3. 2512 core citations up to the end of 1993
  4. 2172 core citations up to the end of 1993
  5. 2007 core citations up to the end of 1993
  6. 1896 core citations up to the end of 1993
  7. 1602 core citations up to the end of 1993
  8. 1512 core citations up to the end of 1993
  9. 1484 core citations up to the end of 1993
  10. 1466 core citations up to the end of 1993
  11. 1439 core citations up to the end of 1993
  12. 1425 core citations up to the end of 1993
  13. 1421 core citations up to the end of 1993
  14. 1415 core citations up to the end of 1993
  15. 1365 core citations up to the end of 1993
  16. 1361 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  17. 1359 core citations up to the end of 1993
  18. 1345 core citations up to the end of 1993
  19. 1340 core citations up to the end of 1993
  20. 1339 core citations up to the end of 1993
  21. 1327 core citations up to the end of 1993
  22. 1229 core citations up to the end of 1993
  23. 1202 core citations up to the end of 1993
  24. 1189 core citations up to the end of 1993
  25. 1188 core citations up to the end of 1993
  26. 1155 core citations up to the end of 1993
  27. 1150 core citations up to the end of 1993
  28. 1115 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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. 1107 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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. 1055 core citations up to the end of 1993
  31. 1053 core citations up to the end of 1993
  32. 1048 core citations up to the end of 1993
  33. 1047 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  34. 1042 core citations up to the end of 1993
  35. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1993
  36. 1037 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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. 1037 core citations up to the end of 1993
  38. 1025 core citations up to the end of 1993
  39. 1022 core citations up to the end of 1993