Top Cited Articles of All Time (2000 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 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 2000 editions

16310 core citations up to the end of 2000PDG 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. 5397 core citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 3570 core citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 3015 core citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 2832 core citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 2577 core citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 2448 core citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 2394 core citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 2373 core citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 2301 core citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 2257 core citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 2169 core citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 2135 core citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 2125 core citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 1930 core citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 1922 core citations up to the end of 2000
  16. 1908 core citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 1882 core citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 1802 core citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 1792 core citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 1741 core citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 1733 core citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 1726 core citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 1715 core citations up to the end of 2000
  24. 1695 core citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  25. 1688 core citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  26. 1677 core citations up to the end of 2000
  27. 1660 core citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 1649 core citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 1642 core citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 1591 core citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 1572 core citations up to the end of 2000
  32. 1567 core citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 1513 core citations up to the end of 2000
    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. 1485 core citations up to the end of 2000
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum-ibid. 46 (1976) 206-206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  35. 1479 core citations up to the end of 2000
  36. 1447 core citations up to the end of 2000
  37. 1439 core citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 1431 core citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 1423 core citations up to the end of 2000