Top Cited Articles of All Time (1998 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1998 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 1998 editions

13985 core citations up to the end of 1998PDG 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. 5597 core citations up to the end of 1998
  2. 3394 core citations up to the end of 1998
  3. 3091 core citations up to the end of 1998
  4. 2872 core citations up to the end of 1998
  5. 2417 core citations up to the end of 1998
  6. 2403 core citations up to the end of 1998
  7. 2382 core citations up to the end of 1998
  8. 2302 core citations up to the end of 1998
  9. 2133 core citations up to the end of 1998
  10. 2074 core citations up to the end of 1998
  11. 2068 core citations up to the end of 1998
  12. 2030 core citations up to the end of 1998
  13. 1961 core citations up to the end of 1998
  14. 1937 core citations up to the end of 1998
  15. 1909 core citations up to the end of 1998
  16. 1858 core citations up to the end of 1998
  17. 1806 core citations up to the end of 1998
  18. 1747 core citations up to the end of 1998
  19. 1740 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  20. 1731 core citations up to the end of 1998
  21. 1715 core citations up to the end of 1998
  22. 1696 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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. 1676 core citations up to the end of 1998
  24. 1662 core citations up to the end of 1998
  25. 1658 core citations up to the end of 1998
  26. 1653 core citations up to the end of 1998
  27. 1614 core citations up to the end of 1998
  28. 1565 core citations up to the end of 1998
  29. 1563 core citations up to the end of 1998
  30. 1549 core citations up to the end of 1998
  31. 1547 core citations up to the end of 1998
  32. 1480 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  33. 1472 core citations up to the end of 1998
  34. 1448 core citations up to the end of 1998
  35. 1442 core citations up to the end of 1998
  36. 1425 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  37. 1416 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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. 1396 core citations up to the end of 1998
  39. 1387 core citations up to the end of 1998