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 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 1998 editions

13274 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. 5210 core citations up to the end of 1998
  2. 3235 core citations up to the end of 1998
  3. 2916 core citations up to the end of 1998
  4. 2670 core citations up to the end of 1998
  5. 2305 core citations up to the end of 1998
  6. 2293 core citations up to the end of 1998
  7. 2279 core citations up to the end of 1998
  8. 2158 core citations up to the end of 1998
  9. 1999 core citations up to the end of 1998
  10. 1964 core citations up to the end of 1998
  11. 1959 core citations up to the end of 1998
  12. 1948 core citations up to the end of 1998
  13. 1895 core citations up to the end of 1998
  14. 1827 core citations up to the end of 1998
  15. 1799 core citations up to the end of 1998
  16. 1776 core citations up to the end of 1998
  17. 1716 core citations up to the end of 1998
  18. 1653 core citations up to the end of 1998
  19. 1637 core citations up to the end of 1998
  20. 1630 core citations up to the end of 1998
  21. 1625 core citations up to the end of 1998
  22. 1619 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. 1603 core citations up to the end of 1998
  24. 1578 core citations up to the end of 1998
  25. 1533 core citations up to the end of 1998
  26. 1524 core citations up to the end of 1998
  27. 1522 core citations up to the end of 1998
  28. 1494 core citations up to the end of 1998
  29. 1493 core citations up to the end of 1998
  30. 1470 core citations up to the end of 1998
  31. 1463 core citations up to the end of 1998
  32. 1388 core citations up to the end of 1998
  33. 1387 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. 1343 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

  35. 1336 core citations up to the end of 1998
  36. 1327 core citations up to the end of 1998
  37. 1327 core citations up to the end of 1998
  38. 1311 core citations up to the end of 1998
  39. 1307 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