Top Cited Articles of All Time (1978 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1978 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 1978 editions

810 core citations up to the end of 1978PDG 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. 1432 core citations up to the end of 1978
  2. 1224 core citations up to the end of 1978
  3. 758 core citations up to the end of 1978
    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. 689 core citations up to the end of 1978
    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. 625 core citations up to the end of 1978
  6. 596 core citations up to the end of 1978
  7. 587 core citations up to the end of 1978
  8. 560 core citations up to the end of 1978
  9. 559 core citations up to the end of 1978
  10. 535 core citations up to the end of 1978
  11. 532 core citations up to the end of 1978
  12. 531 core citations up to the end of 1978
  13. 493 core citations up to the end of 1978
  14. 458 core citations up to the end of 1978
  15. 444 core citations up to the end of 1978
  16. 443 core citations up to the end of 1978
  17. 443 core citations up to the end of 1978
  18. 442 core citations up to the end of 1978
  19. 435 core citations up to the end of 1978
  20. 433 core citations up to the end of 1978
  21. 430 core citations up to the end of 1978
  22. 426 core citations up to the end of 1978
  23. 415 core citations up to the end of 1978
  24. 415 core citations up to the end of 1978
  25. 407 core citations up to the end of 1978
  26. 405 core citations up to the end of 1978
  27. 398 core citations up to the end of 1978
    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

  28. 396 core citations up to the end of 1978
  29. 383 core citations up to the end of 1978
  30. 379 core citations up to the end of 1978
  31. 377 core citations up to the end of 1978
  32. 374 core citations up to the end of 1978
  33. 365 core citations up to the end of 1978
  34. 362 core citations up to the end of 1978
  35. 358 core citations up to the end of 1978
  36. 349 core citations up to the end of 1978
  37. 349 core citations up to the end of 1978
  38. 348 core citations up to the end of 1978
  39. 348 core citations up to the end of 1978