Top Cited Articles of All Time (1982 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1982 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 1982 editions

1706 core citations up to the end of 1982PDG 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. 2711 core citations up to the end of 1982
  2. 1839 core citations up to the end of 1982
  3. 1223 core citations up to the end of 1982
  4. 995 core citations up to the end of 1982
  5. 974 core citations up to the end of 1982
  6. 933 core citations up to the end of 1982
  7. 930 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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

  8. 865 core citations up to the end of 1982
  9. 846 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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

  10. 785 core citations up to the end of 1982
  11. 781 core citations up to the end of 1982
  12. 779 core citations up to the end of 1982
  13. 758 core citations up to the end of 1982
  14. 750 core citations up to the end of 1982
  15. 748 core citations up to the end of 1982
  16. 741 core citations up to the end of 1982
  17. 720 core citations up to the end of 1982
  18. 711 core citations up to the end of 1982
  19. 707 core citations up to the end of 1982
  20. 691 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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

  21. 676 core citations up to the end of 1982
  22. 658 core citations up to the end of 1982
  23. 654 core citations up to the end of 1982
    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

  24. 649 core citations up to the end of 1982
  25. 642 core citations up to the end of 1982
  26. 640 core citations up to the end of 1982
  27. 636 core citations up to the end of 1982
  28. 622 core citations up to the end of 1982
  29. 607 core citations up to the end of 1982
  30. 606 core citations up to the end of 1982
  31. 604 core citations up to the end of 1982
  32. 593 core citations up to the end of 1982
  33. 588 core citations up to the end of 1982
  34. 582 core citations up to the end of 1982
  35. 578 core citations up to the end of 1982
  36. 578 core citations up to the end of 1982
  37. 569 core citations up to the end of 1982
  38. 567 core citations up to the end of 1982
  39. 567 core citations up to the end of 1982