Top Cited Articles of All Time (1994 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1994 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 1994 editions

7864 core citations up to the end of 1994PDG 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. 4678 core citations up to the end of 1994
  2. 2664 core citations up to the end of 1994
  3. 2620 core citations up to the end of 1994
  4. 2248 core citations up to the end of 1994
  5. 2053 core citations up to the end of 1994
  6. 1957 core citations up to the end of 1994
  7. 1671 core citations up to the end of 1994
  8. 1615 core citations up to the end of 1994
  9. 1601 core citations up to the end of 1994
  10. 1571 core citations up to the end of 1994
  11. 1545 core citations up to the end of 1994
  12. 1519 core citations up to the end of 1994
  13. 1468 core citations up to the end of 1994
  14. 1468 core citations up to the end of 1994
  15. 1462 core citations up to the end of 1994
  16. 1420 core citations up to the end of 1994
  17. 1419 core citations up to the end of 1994
  18. 1412 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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. 1406 core citations up to the end of 1994
  20. 1398 core citations up to the end of 1994
  21. 1385 core citations up to the end of 1994
  22. 1311 core citations up to the end of 1994
  23. 1251 core citations up to the end of 1994
  24. 1249 core citations up to the end of 1994
  25. 1245 core citations up to the end of 1994
  26. 1178 core citations up to the end of 1994
  27. 1177 core citations up to the end of 1994
  28. 1149 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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. 1138 core citations up to the end of 1994
  30. 1134 core citations up to the end of 1994
  31. 1129 core citations up to the end of 1994
  32. 1106 core citations up to the end of 1994
  33. 1105 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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

  34. 1100 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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

  35. 1091 core citations up to the end of 1994
  36. 1088 core citations up to the end of 1994
  37. 1085 core citations up to the end of 1994
  38. 1079 core citations up to the end of 1994
  39. 1075 core citations up to the end of 1994