Top Cited Articles of All Time (1981 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1981 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 1981 editions

1433 core citations up to the end of 1981PDG 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. 2444 core citations up to the end of 1981
  2. 1713 core citations up to the end of 1981
  3. 981 core citations up to the end of 1981
  4. 923 core citations up to the end of 1981
  5. 903 core citations up to the end of 1981
  6. 896 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  7. 817 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  8. 770 core citations up to the end of 1981
  9. 735 core citations up to the end of 1981
  10. 725 core citations up to the end of 1981
  11. 722 core citations up to the end of 1981
  12. 714 core citations up to the end of 1981
  13. 708 core citations up to the end of 1981
  14. 707 core citations up to the end of 1981
  15. 700 core citations up to the end of 1981
  16. 688 core citations up to the end of 1981
  17. 681 core citations up to the end of 1981
  18. 642 core citations up to the end of 1981
  19. 619 core citations up to the end of 1981
  20. 618 core citations up to the end of 1981
  21. 616 core citations up to the end of 1981
  22. 608 core citations up to the end of 1981
  23. 592 core citations up to the end of 1981
  24. 590 core citations up to the end of 1981
  25. 581 core citations up to the end of 1981
  26. 570 core citations up to the end of 1981
  27. 570 core citations up to the end of 1981
    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

  28. 565 core citations up to the end of 1981
    Hierarchy of Interactions in Unified Gauge Theories
    H. Georgi, Helen R. Quinn, Steven Weinberg (Harvard U.). Aug 1974. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 33 (1974) 451-454
    Print-74-1122 Rev. (HARVARD), PRINT-74-1122 (HARVARD)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.33.451

  29. 550 core citations up to the end of 1981
  30. 542 core citations up to the end of 1981
  31. 541 core citations up to the end of 1981
  32. 540 core citations up to the end of 1981
  33. 536 core citations up to the end of 1981
  34. 520 core citations up to the end of 1981
  35. 519 core citations up to the end of 1981
  36. 515 core citations up to the end of 1981
  37. 510 core citations up to the end of 1981
  38. 506 core citations up to the end of 1981
  39. 505 core citations up to the end of 1981