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 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 2000 editions

17267 core citations up to the end of 2000PDG 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. 5863 core citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 3783 core citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 3222 core citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 3084 core citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 2718 core citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 2592 core citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 2560 core citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 2494 core citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 2410 core citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 2367 core citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 2346 core citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 2276 core citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 2213 core citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 2071 core citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 2021 core citations up to the end of 2000
  16. 2021 core citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 2018 core citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 1944 core citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 1904 core citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 1868 core citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 1847 core citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 1843 core citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 1825 core citations up to the end of 2000
  24. 1798 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: 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

  25. 1789 core citations up to the end of 2000
  26. 1785 core citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  27. 1754 core citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 1736 core citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 1722 core citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 1698 core citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 1672 core citations up to the end of 2000
  32. 1660 core citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 1622 core citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  34. 1577 core citations up to the end of 2000
  35. 1575 core citations up to the end of 2000
  36. 1571 core citations up to the end of 2000
  37. 1566 core citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 1554 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: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  39. 1523 core citations up to the end of 2000