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 2015-01-08. 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 2007 editions

30097 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. 6377 core citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 5282 core citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 5021 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. 3636 core citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 3632 core citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 3604 core citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 3459 core citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 3431 core citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 3364 core citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 3296 core citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 3283 core citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 3281 core citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 3209 core citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 3032 core citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 3008 core citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 2927 core citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 2889 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. 2861 core citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 2859 core citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 2794 core citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 2771 core citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 2731 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

  23. 2716 core citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 2694 core citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 2635 core citations up to the end of 2007
  26. 2611 core citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 2534 core citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 2530 core citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 2394 core citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 2382 core citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 2377 core citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 2319 core citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 2313 core citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 2292 core citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 2275 core citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 2265 core citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 2260 core citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 2252 core citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 2243 core citations up to the end of 2007