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 2016-01-04. 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

30374 core citations up to the end of 2007PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group Collaboration (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 6503 core citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 5353 core citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 5065 core citations up to the end of 2007
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    Juan Martin Maldacena (Harvard U.). Nov 1997. 19 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Theor.Phys. 38 (1999) 1113-1133, Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 2 (1998) 231-252
    HUTP-97-A097, HUTP-98-A097
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026654312961
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  4. 3738 core citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 3677 core citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 3624 core citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 3518 core citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 3455 core citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 3379 core citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 3316 core citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 3301 core citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 3286 core citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 3231 core citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 3054 core citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 3018 core citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 2949 core citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 2917 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. 2889 core citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 2884 core citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 2826 core citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 2784 core citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 2753 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, Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  23. 2751 core citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 2732 core citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 2677 core citations up to the end of 2007
  26. 2641 core citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 2563 core citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 2539 core citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 2410 core citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 2399 core citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 2398 core citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 2342 core citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 2334 core citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 2317 core citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 2288 core citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 2285 core citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 2278 core citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 2275 core citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 2262 core citations up to the end of 2007