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 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 1993 editions

6842 core citations up to the end of 1993PDG 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. 4488 core citations up to the end of 1993
  2. 2582 core citations up to the end of 1993
  3. 2460 core citations up to the end of 1993
  4. 2111 core citations up to the end of 1993
  5. 1976 core citations up to the end of 1993
  6. 1885 core citations up to the end of 1993
  7. 1585 core citations up to the end of 1993
  8. 1481 core citations up to the end of 1993
  9. 1467 core citations up to the end of 1993
  10. 1436 core citations up to the end of 1993
  11. 1433 core citations up to the end of 1993
  12. 1398 core citations up to the end of 1993
  13. 1393 core citations up to the end of 1993
  14. 1376 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  15. 1348 core citations up to the end of 1993
  16. 1347 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. 1341 core citations up to the end of 1993
  18. 1335 core citations up to the end of 1993
  19. 1326 core citations up to the end of 1993
  20. 1321 core citations up to the end of 1993
  21. 1305 core citations up to the end of 1993
  22. 1199 core citations up to the end of 1993
  23. 1191 core citations up to the end of 1993
  24. 1180 core citations up to the end of 1993
  25. 1170 core citations up to the end of 1993
  26. 1146 core citations up to the end of 1993
  27. 1139 core citations up to the end of 1993
  28. 1106 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. 1080 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. 1044 core citations up to the end of 1993
  31. 1033 core citations up to the end of 1993
  32. 1032 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

  33. 1030 core citations up to the end of 1993
  34. 1029 core citations up to the end of 1993
  35. 1025 core citations up to the end of 1993
  36. 1021 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. 1016 core citations up to the end of 1993
  38. 1016 core citations up to the end of 1993
  39. 1015 core citations up to the end of 1993