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 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 1994 editions

7834 core citations up to the end of 1994PDG 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. 4634 core citations up to the end of 1994
  2. 2641 core citations up to the end of 1994
  3. 2597 core citations up to the end of 1994
  4. 2230 core citations up to the end of 1994
  5. 2035 core citations up to the end of 1994
  6. 1947 core citations up to the end of 1994
  7. 1664 core citations up to the end of 1994
  8. 1604 core citations up to the end of 1994
  9. 1593 core citations up to the end of 1994
  10. 1551 core citations up to the end of 1994
  11. 1524 core citations up to the end of 1994
  12. 1507 core citations up to the end of 1994
  13. 1460 core citations up to the end of 1994
  14. 1454 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-ibid. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  15. 1447 core citations up to the end of 1994
  16. 1413 core citations up to the end of 1994
  17. 1403 core citations up to the end of 1994
  18. 1402 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. 1396 core citations up to the end of 1994
  20. 1387 core citations up to the end of 1994
  21. 1377 core citations up to the end of 1994
  22. 1290 core citations up to the end of 1994
  23. 1243 core citations up to the end of 1994
  24. 1239 core citations up to the end of 1994
  25. 1235 core citations up to the end of 1994
  26. 1173 core citations up to the end of 1994
  27. 1172 core citations up to the end of 1994
  28. 1140 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. 1134 core citations up to the end of 1994
  30. 1125 core citations up to the end of 1994
  31. 1121 core citations up to the end of 1994
  32. 1100 core citations up to the end of 1994
  33. 1094 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. 1093 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. 1084 core citations up to the end of 1994
  36. 1082 core citations up to the end of 1994
  37. 1072 core citations up to the end of 1994
  38. 1071 core citations up to the end of 1994
  39. 1066 core citations up to the end of 1994