Top Cited Articles of All Time (1995 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1995 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 1995 editions

9194 core citations up to the end of 1995PDG 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. 4871 core citations up to the end of 1995
  2. 2776 core citations up to the end of 1995
  3. 2760 core citations up to the end of 1995
  4. 2405 core citations up to the end of 1995
  5. 2136 core citations up to the end of 1995
  6. 2038 core citations up to the end of 1995
  7. 1802 core citations up to the end of 1995
  8. 1756 core citations up to the end of 1995
  9. 1714 core citations up to the end of 1995
  10. 1646 core citations up to the end of 1995
  11. 1639 core citations up to the end of 1995
  12. 1637 core citations up to the end of 1995
  13. 1612 core citations up to the end of 1995
  14. 1561 core citations up to the end of 1995
  15. 1513 core citations up to the end of 1995
  16. 1513 core citations up to the end of 1995
  17. 1507 core citations up to the end of 1995
  18. 1476 core citations up to the end of 1995
    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. 1467 core citations up to the end of 1995
  20. 1463 core citations up to the end of 1995
  21. 1423 core citations up to the end of 1995
  22. 1406 core citations up to the end of 1995
  23. 1321 core citations up to the end of 1995
  24. 1315 core citations up to the end of 1995
  25. 1306 core citations up to the end of 1995
  26. 1298 core citations up to the end of 1995
  27. 1262 core citations up to the end of 1995
  28. 1234 core citations up to the end of 1995
  29. 1228 core citations up to the end of 1995
  30. 1214 core citations up to the end of 1995
  31. 1203 core citations up to the end of 1995
  32. 1191 core citations up to the end of 1995
    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

  33. 1184 core citations up to the end of 1995
  34. 1179 core citations up to the end of 1995
  35. 1169 core citations up to the end of 1995
    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

  36. 1164 core citations up to the end of 1995
  37. 1163 core citations up to the end of 1995
    Quark Masses
    J. Gasser, H. Leutwyler (Bern U.). Mar 1982. 189 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 87 (1982) 77-169
    BUTP-6-1982-BERN
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(82)90035-7

  38. 1145 core citations up to the end of 1995
    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

  39. 1131 core citations up to the end of 1995