Top Cited Articles of All Time (1977 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1977 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 1977 editions

691 core citations up to the end of 1977PDG 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. 1113 core citations up to the end of 1977
  2. 1015 core citations up to the end of 1977
  3. 694 core citations up to the end of 1977
    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. 640 core citations up to the end of 1977
    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. 578 core citations up to the end of 1977
  6. 545 core citations up to the end of 1977
  7. 527 core citations up to the end of 1977
  8. 516 core citations up to the end of 1977
  9. 486 core citations up to the end of 1977
  10. 486 core citations up to the end of 1977
  11. 473 core citations up to the end of 1977
  12. 458 core citations up to the end of 1977
  13. 425 core citations up to the end of 1977
  14. 415 core citations up to the end of 1977
  15. 414 core citations up to the end of 1977
  16. 410 core citations up to the end of 1977
  17. 405 core citations up to the end of 1977
  18. 402 core citations up to the end of 1977
  19. 399 core citations up to the end of 1977
  20. 398 core citations up to the end of 1977
  21. 365 core citations up to the end of 1977
  22. 358 core citations up to the end of 1977
  23. 352 core citations up to the end of 1977
  24. 343 core citations up to the end of 1977
  25. 336 core citations up to the end of 1977
  26. 333 core citations up to the end of 1977
  27. 331 core citations up to the end of 1977
  28. 326 core citations up to the end of 1977
  29. 326 core citations up to the end of 1977
  30. 325 core citations up to the end of 1977
  31. 322 core citations up to the end of 1977
  32. 321 core citations up to the end of 1977
  33. 320 core citations up to the end of 1977
  34. 318 core citations up to the end of 1977
    The Spectrum of Charmonium
    E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, John B. Kogut, K.D. Lane, Tung-Mow Yan (Cornell U., LNS). Dec 1974. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 34 (1975) 369-372, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 36 (1976) 1276
    PRINT-74-1715 (CORNELL)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.36.1276, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369

  35. 316 core citations up to the end of 1977
  36. 313 core citations up to the end of 1977
  37. 311 core citations up to the end of 1977
  38. 310 core citations up to the end of 1977
  39. 307 core citations up to the end of 1977