Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

29794 core citations up to the end of 2007PDG 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. 6292 core citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 5228 core citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 4962 core citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 3602 core citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 3584 core citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 3562 core citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 3424 core citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 3390 core citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 3314 core citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 3273 core citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 3251 core citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 3247 core citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 3187 core citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 2999 core citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 2976 core citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 2892 core citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 2852 core citations up to the end of 2007
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  18. 2831 core citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 2818 core citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 2750 core citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 2746 core citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 2687 core citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 2678 core citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  24. 2655 core citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 2597 core citations up to the end of 2007
  26. 2585 core citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 2504 core citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 2501 core citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 2365 core citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 2354 core citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 2340 core citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 2300 core citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 2283 core citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 2270 core citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 2258 core citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 2228 core citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 2227 core citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 2225 core citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 2221 core citations up to the end of 2007