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 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 1994 editions

8330 core citations up to the end of 1994PDG 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. 5005 core citations up to the end of 1994
  2. 2820 core citations up to the end of 1994
  3. 2731 core citations up to the end of 1994
  4. 2407 core citations up to the end of 1994
  5. 2140 core citations up to the end of 1994
  6. 2070 core citations up to the end of 1994
  7. 1728 core citations up to the end of 1994
  8. 1726 core citations up to the end of 1994
  9. 1685 core citations up to the end of 1994
  10. 1674 core citations up to the end of 1994
  11. 1645 core citations up to the end of 1994
  12. 1624 core citations up to the end of 1994
  13. 1605 core citations up to the end of 1994
  14. 1541 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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

  15. 1527 core citations up to the end of 1994
  16. 1504 core citations up to the end of 1994
  17. 1497 core citations up to the end of 1994
  18. 1489 core citations up to the end of 1994
  19. 1486 core citations up to the end of 1994
  20. 1481 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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

  21. 1480 core citations up to the end of 1994
  22. 1416 core citations up to the end of 1994
  23. 1331 core citations up to the end of 1994
  24. 1322 core citations up to the end of 1994
  25. 1311 core citations up to the end of 1994
  26. 1298 core citations up to the end of 1994
  27. 1237 core citations up to the end of 1994
  28. 1229 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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. 1226 core citations up to the end of 1994
  30. 1223 core citations up to the end of 1994
  31. 1212 core citations up to the end of 1994
  32. 1209 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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

  33. 1201 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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

  34. 1184 core citations up to the end of 1994
  35. 1178 core citations up to the end of 1994
  36. 1171 core citations up to the end of 1994
  37. 1164 core citations up to the end of 1994
    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

  38. 1152 core citations up to the end of 1994
  39. 1131 core citations up to the end of 1994