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 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 1993 editions

7307 core citations up to the end of 1993PDG 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. 4832 core citations up to the end of 1993
  2. 2755 core citations up to the end of 1993
  3. 2586 core citations up to the end of 1993
  4. 2265 core citations up to the end of 1993
  5. 2075 core citations up to the end of 1993
  6. 2003 core citations up to the end of 1993
  7. 1646 core citations up to the end of 1993
  8. 1603 core citations up to the end of 1993
  9. 1554 core citations up to the end of 1993
  10. 1551 core citations up to the end of 1993
  11. 1538 core citations up to the end of 1993
  12. 1507 core citations up to the end of 1993
  13. 1469 core citations up to the end of 1993
  14. 1458 core citations up to the end of 1993
  15. 1457 core citations up to the end of 1993
  16. 1457 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: 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

  17. 1438 core citations up to the end of 1993
  18. 1434 core citations up to the end of 1993
  19. 1424 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  20. 1405 core citations up to the end of 1993
  21. 1385 core citations up to the end of 1993
  22. 1320 core citations up to the end of 1993
  23. 1279 core citations up to the end of 1993
  24. 1275 core citations up to the end of 1993
  25. 1255 core citations up to the end of 1993
  26. 1234 core citations up to the end of 1993
  27. 1199 core citations up to the end of 1993
  28. 1194 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  29. 1187 core citations up to the end of 1993
  30. 1153 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  31. 1150 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  32. 1146 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  33. 1136 core citations up to the end of 1993
  34. 1098 core citations up to the end of 1993
  35. 1097 core citations up to the end of 1993
  36. 1097 core citations up to the end of 1993
  37. 1092 core citations up to the end of 1993
  38. 1079 core citations up to the end of 1993
  39. 1078 core citations up to the end of 1993