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 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 1998 editions

13219 core citations up to the end of 1998PDG 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. 5153 core citations up to the end of 1998
  2. 3207 core citations up to the end of 1998
  3. 2890 core citations up to the end of 1998
  4. 2645 core citations up to the end of 1998
  5. 2292 core citations up to the end of 1998
  6. 2269 core citations up to the end of 1998
  7. 2263 core citations up to the end of 1998
  8. 2146 core citations up to the end of 1998
  9. 1989 core citations up to the end of 1998
  10. 1950 core citations up to the end of 1998
  11. 1943 core citations up to the end of 1998
  12. 1933 core citations up to the end of 1998
  13. 1883 core citations up to the end of 1998
  14. 1804 core citations up to the end of 1998
  15. 1778 core citations up to the end of 1998
  16. 1755 core citations up to the end of 1998
  17. 1707 core citations up to the end of 1998
  18. 1639 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-ibid. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579

  19. 1617 core citations up to the end of 1998
  20. 1609 core citations up to the end of 1998
  21. 1607 core citations up to the end of 1998
  22. 1605 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. 1584 core citations up to the end of 1998
  24. 1565 core citations up to the end of 1998
  25. 1522 core citations up to the end of 1998
  26. 1515 core citations up to the end of 1998
  27. 1512 core citations up to the end of 1998
  28. 1483 core citations up to the end of 1998
  29. 1483 core citations up to the end of 1998
  30. 1462 core citations up to the end of 1998
  31. 1449 core citations up to the end of 1998
  32. 1381 core citations up to the end of 1998
  33. 1375 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. 1340 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. 1319 core citations up to the end of 1998
  36. 1317 core citations up to the end of 1998
  37. 1314 core citations up to the end of 1998
  38. 1305 core citations up to the end of 1998
  39. 1300 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