Top Cited Articles of All Time (1997 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1997 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 1997 editions

11775 core citations up to the end of 1997PDG 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. 5009 core citations up to the end of 1997
  2. 3020 core citations up to the end of 1997
  3. 2830 core citations up to the end of 1997
  4. 2535 core citations up to the end of 1997
  5. 2216 core citations up to the end of 1997
  6. 2184 core citations up to the end of 1997
  7. 2116 core citations up to the end of 1997
  8. 2000 core citations up to the end of 1997
  9. 1909 core citations up to the end of 1997
  10. 1848 core citations up to the end of 1997
  11. 1834 core citations up to the end of 1997
  12. 1735 core citations up to the end of 1997
  13. 1730 core citations up to the end of 1997
  14. 1730 core citations up to the end of 1997
  15. 1677 core citations up to the end of 1997
  16. 1673 core citations up to the end of 1997
  17. 1662 core citations up to the end of 1997
  18. 1609 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  19. 1568 core citations up to the end of 1997
  20. 1562 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  21. 1559 core citations up to the end of 1997
  22. 1551 core citations up to the end of 1997
  23. 1528 core citations up to the end of 1997
  24. 1479 core citations up to the end of 1997
  25. 1470 core citations up to the end of 1997
  26. 1424 core citations up to the end of 1997
  27. 1410 core citations up to the end of 1997
  28. 1400 core citations up to the end of 1997
  29. 1397 core citations up to the end of 1997
  30. 1325 core citations up to the end of 1997
  31. 1310 core citations up to the end of 1997
  32. 1298 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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. 1289 core citations up to the end of 1997
  34. 1285 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  35. 1269 core citations up to the end of 1997
  36. 1260 core citations up to the end of 1997
  37. 1242 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  38. 1240 core citations up to the end of 1997
  39. 1239 core citations up to the end of 1997