Top Cited Articles of All Time (1979 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1979 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 1979 editions

989 core citations up to the end of 1979PDG 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. 1795 core citations up to the end of 1979
  2. 1414 core citations up to the end of 1979
  3. 811 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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. 739 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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. 720 core citations up to the end of 1979
  6. 682 core citations up to the end of 1979
  7. 653 core citations up to the end of 1979
  8. 650 core citations up to the end of 1979
  9. 607 core citations up to the end of 1979
  10. 587 core citations up to the end of 1979
  11. 570 core citations up to the end of 1979
  12. 570 core citations up to the end of 1979
  13. 563 core citations up to the end of 1979
  14. 558 core citations up to the end of 1979
  15. 527 core citations up to the end of 1979
  16. 517 core citations up to the end of 1979
  17. 514 core citations up to the end of 1979
  18. 498 core citations up to the end of 1979
  19. 496 core citations up to the end of 1979
  20. 494 core citations up to the end of 1979
  21. 465 core citations up to the end of 1979
  22. 460 core citations up to the end of 1979
  23. 459 core citations up to the end of 1979
  24. 458 core citations up to the end of 1979
  25. 449 core citations up to the end of 1979
  26. 444 core citations up to the end of 1979
  27. 443 core citations up to the end of 1979
  28. 442 core citations up to the end of 1979
  29. 433 core citations up to the end of 1979
    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

  30. 430 core citations up to the end of 1979
  31. 429 core citations up to the end of 1979
  32. 420 core citations up to the end of 1979
  33. 420 core citations up to the end of 1979
  34. 411 core citations up to the end of 1979
  35. 409 core citations up to the end of 1979
  36. 407 core citations up to the end of 1979
  37. 401 core citations up to the end of 1979
  38. 398 core citations up to the end of 1979
  39. 398 core citations up to the end of 1979
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6