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 2018-01-08. 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 1997 editions

12445 core citations up to the end of 1997PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 5435 core citations up to the end of 1997
  2. 3194 core citations up to the end of 1997
  3. 3023 core citations up to the end of 1997
  4. 2754 core citations up to the end of 1997
  5. 2325 core citations up to the end of 1997
  6. 2321 core citations up to the end of 1997
  7. 2227 core citations up to the end of 1997
  8. 2149 core citations up to the end of 1997
  9. 2005 core citations up to the end of 1997
  10. 1983 core citations up to the end of 1997
  11. 1974 core citations up to the end of 1997
  12. 1865 core citations up to the end of 1997
  13. 1862 core citations up to the end of 1997
  14. 1813 core citations up to the end of 1997
  15. 1772 core citations up to the end of 1997
  16. 1760 core citations up to the end of 1997
  17. 1742 core citations up to the end of 1997
  18. 1706 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: Rev.Mod.Phys. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.58.1065, 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  19. 1679 core citations up to the end of 1997
  20. 1665 core citations up to the end of 1997
  21. 1662 core citations up to the end of 1997
  22. 1652 core citations up to the end of 1997
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  23. 1640 core citations up to the end of 1997
  24. 1613 core citations up to the end of 1997
  25. 1572 core citations up to the end of 1997
  26. 1524 core citations up to the end of 1997
  27. 1520 core citations up to the end of 1997
  28. 1495 core citations up to the end of 1997
  29. 1472 core citations up to the end of 1997
  30. 1423 core citations up to the end of 1997
  31. 1402 core citations up to the end of 1997
  32. 1400 core citations up to the end of 1997
  33. 1398 core citations up to the end of 1997
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  34. 1364 core citations up to the end of 1997
  35. 1363 core citations up to the end of 1997
    Global Aspects of Current Algebra
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1983. 11 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B223 (1983) 422-432
    PRINT-83-0262 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90063-9

  36. 1359 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

  37. 1344 core citations up to the end of 1997
  38. 1344 core citations up to the end of 1997
  39. 1333 core citations up to the end of 1997
    Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions
    Abdus Salam (Imperial Coll., London & ICTP, Trieste). May 1968. 11 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C680519 (1968) 367-377
    Conference: C68-05-19