Top Cited Articles of All Time (1999 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1999 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 1999 editions

15633 core citations up to the end of 1999PDG 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. 5716 core citations up to the end of 1999
  2. 3580 core citations up to the end of 1999
  3. 3151 core citations up to the end of 1999
  4. 2960 core citations up to the end of 1999
  5. 2565 core citations up to the end of 1999
  6. 2489 core citations up to the end of 1999
  7. 2439 core citations up to the end of 1999
  8. 2428 core citations up to the end of 1999
  9. 2260 core citations up to the end of 1999
  10. 2226 core citations up to the end of 1999
  11. 2173 core citations up to the end of 1999
  12. 2157 core citations up to the end of 1999
  13. 2144 core citations up to the end of 1999
  14. 2008 core citations up to the end of 1999
  15. 1960 core citations up to the end of 1999
  16. 1944 core citations up to the end of 1999
  17. 1850 core citations up to the end of 1999
  18. 1843 core citations up to the end of 1999
  19. 1790 core citations up to the end of 1999
  20. 1786 core citations up to the end of 1999
  21. 1771 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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

  22. 1770 core citations up to the end of 1999
  23. 1762 core citations up to the end of 1999
  24. 1743 core citations up to the end of 1999
  25. 1734 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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

  26. 1702 core citations up to the end of 1999
  27. 1695 core citations up to the end of 1999
  28. 1687 core citations up to the end of 1999
  29. 1678 core citations up to the end of 1999
  30. 1604 core citations up to the end of 1999
  31. 1601 core citations up to the end of 1999
  32. 1560 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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. 1525 core citations up to the end of 1999
  34. 1513 core citations up to the end of 1999
  35. 1489 core citations up to the end of 1999
  36. 1466 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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. 1461 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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. 1456 core citations up to the end of 1999
  39. 1443 core citations up to the end of 1999