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 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 1994 editions

7939 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. 4750 core citations up to the end of 1994
  2. 2705 core citations up to the end of 1994
  3. 2655 core citations up to the end of 1994
  4. 2299 core citations up to the end of 1994
  5. 2069 core citations up to the end of 1994
  6. 1958 core citations up to the end of 1994
  7. 1683 core citations up to the end of 1994
  8. 1626 core citations up to the end of 1994
  9. 1599 core citations up to the end of 1994
  10. 1582 core citations up to the end of 1994
  11. 1554 core citations up to the end of 1994
  12. 1535 core citations up to the end of 1994
  13. 1507 core citations up to the end of 1994
  14. 1479 core citations up to the end of 1994
  15. 1471 core citations up to the end of 1994
  16. 1428 core citations up to the end of 1994
  17. 1428 core citations up to the end of 1994
  18. 1416 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. 1413 core citations up to the end of 1994
  20. 1405 core citations up to the end of 1994
  21. 1388 core citations up to the end of 1994
  22. 1321 core citations up to the end of 1994
  23. 1255 core citations up to the end of 1994
  24. 1253 core citations up to the end of 1994
  25. 1251 core citations up to the end of 1994
  26. 1183 core citations up to the end of 1994
  27. 1182 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. 1141 core citations up to the end of 1994
  30. 1138 core citations up to the end of 1994
  31. 1132 core citations up to the end of 1994
  32. 1124 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

  33. 1109 core citations up to the end of 1994
  34. 1107 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. 1096 core citations up to the end of 1994
  36. 1094 core citations up to the end of 1994
  37. 1091 core citations up to the end of 1994
  38. 1088 core citations up to the end of 1994
  39. 1080 core citations up to the end of 1994