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 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 1998 editions

13390 core citations up to the end of 1998PDG 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. 5294 core citations up to the end of 1998
  2. 3284 core citations up to the end of 1998
  3. 2964 core citations up to the end of 1998
  4. 2731 core citations up to the end of 1998
  5. 2326 core citations up to the end of 1998
  6. 2309 core citations up to the end of 1998
  7. 2280 core citations up to the end of 1998
  8. 2156 core citations up to the end of 1998
  9. 2011 core citations up to the end of 1998
  10. 1984 core citations up to the end of 1998
  11. 1983 core citations up to the end of 1998
  12. 1958 core citations up to the end of 1998
  13. 1908 core citations up to the end of 1998
  14. 1839 core citations up to the end of 1998
  15. 1810 core citations up to the end of 1998
  16. 1791 core citations up to the end of 1998
  17. 1724 core citations up to the end of 1998
  18. 1696 core citations up to the end of 1998
  19. 1644 core citations up to the end of 1998
  20. 1640 core citations up to the end of 1998
  21. 1632 core citations up to the end of 1998
  22. 1623 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  23. 1612 core citations up to the end of 1998
  24. 1591 core citations up to the end of 1998
  25. 1542 core citations up to the end of 1998
  26. 1530 core citations up to the end of 1998
  27. 1524 core citations up to the end of 1998
  28. 1504 core citations up to the end of 1998
  29. 1497 core citations up to the end of 1998
  30. 1481 core citations up to the end of 1998
  31. 1465 core citations up to the end of 1998
  32. 1393 core citations up to the end of 1998
  33. 1391 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  34. 1364 core citations up to the end of 1998
  35. 1350 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

  36. 1343 core citations up to the end of 1998
  37. 1332 core citations up to the end of 1998
  38. 1318 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  39. 1316 core citations up to the end of 1998