Top Cited Articles of All Time (1976 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1976 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 2019-12-29. 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 1976 editions

571 core citations up to the end of 1976PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 799 core citations up to the end of 1976
  2. 744 core citations up to the end of 1976
  3. 598 core citations up to the end of 1976
    Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle $J$
    E598 Collaboration (J.J. Aubert (MIT, LNS) et al.). Nov 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1404-1406
    COO-3069-271
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1404

  4. 557 core citations up to the end of 1976
    Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in $e^+ e^-$ Annihilation
    SLAC-SP-017 Collaboration (J.E. Augustin (SLAC) et al.). Nov 1974. 3 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 1406-1408, Adv.Exp.Phys. 5 (1976) 141
    SLAC-PUB-1504, LBL-3391
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.1406

  5. 530 core citations up to the end of 1976
  6. 524 core citations up to the end of 1976
  7. 484 core citations up to the end of 1976
  8. 449 core citations up to the end of 1976
  9. 444 core citations up to the end of 1976
  10. 443 core citations up to the end of 1976
  11. 396 core citations up to the end of 1976
  12. 388 core citations up to the end of 1976
  13. 384 core citations up to the end of 1976
  14. 383 core citations up to the end of 1976
  15. 381 core citations up to the end of 1976
  16. 376 core citations up to the end of 1976
  17. 370 core citations up to the end of 1976
  18. 364 core citations up to the end of 1976
  19. 346 core citations up to the end of 1976
  20. 342 core citations up to the end of 1976
  21. 326 core citations up to the end of 1976
  22. 317 core citations up to the end of 1976
  23. 312 core citations up to the end of 1976
  24. 304 core citations up to the end of 1976
  25. 300 core citations up to the end of 1976
  26. 298 core citations up to the end of 1976
  27. 297 core citations up to the end of 1976
  28. 288 core citations up to the end of 1976
  29. 281 core citations up to the end of 1976
  30. 278 core citations up to the end of 1976
  31. 271 core citations up to the end of 1976
  32. 269 core citations up to the end of 1976
  33. 262 core citations up to the end of 1976
  34. 261 core citations up to the end of 1976
  35. 257 core citations up to the end of 1976
  36. 257 core citations up to the end of 1976
  37. 256 core citations up to the end of 1976
  38. 254 core citations up to the end of 1976
  39. 253 core citations up to the end of 1976