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 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 1995 editions

9102 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. 4793 core citations up to the end of 1995
  2. 2732 core citations up to the end of 1995
  3. 2718 core citations up to the end of 1995
  4. 2349 core citations up to the end of 1995
  5. 2120 core citations up to the end of 1995
  6. 2037 core citations up to the end of 1995
  7. 1786 core citations up to the end of 1995
  8. 1744 core citations up to the end of 1995
  9. 1716 core citations up to the end of 1995
  10. 1629 core citations up to the end of 1995
  11. 1628 core citations up to the end of 1995
  12. 1625 core citations up to the end of 1995
  13. 1599 core citations up to the end of 1995
  14. 1521 core citations up to the end of 1995
  15. 1505 core citations up to the end of 1995
  16. 1504 core citations up to the end of 1995
  17. 1498 core citations up to the end of 1995
  18. 1472 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. 1460 core citations up to the end of 1995
  20. 1456 core citations up to the end of 1995
  21. 1420 core citations up to the end of 1995
  22. 1396 core citations up to the end of 1995
  23. 1310 core citations up to the end of 1995
  24. 1310 core citations up to the end of 1995
  25. 1303 core citations up to the end of 1995
  26. 1296 core citations up to the end of 1995
  27. 1252 core citations up to the end of 1995
  28. 1229 core citations up to the end of 1995
  29. 1225 core citations up to the end of 1995
  30. 1209 core citations up to the end of 1995
  31. 1198 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. 1179 core citations up to the end of 1995
  34. 1171 core citations up to the end of 1995
  35. 1161 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. 1160 core citations up to the end of 1995
  37. 1157 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. 1125 core citations up to the end of 1995
  39. 1125 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