Top Cited Articles of All Time (1983 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1983 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 1983 editions

1893 core citations up to the end of 1983PDG 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. 2983 core citations up to the end of 1983
  2. 1939 core citations up to the end of 1983
  3. 1402 core citations up to the end of 1983
  4. 1127 core citations up to the end of 1983
  5. 1076 core citations up to the end of 1983
  6. 1042 core citations up to the end of 1983
  7. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1983
  8. 961 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  9. 876 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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. 873 core citations up to the end of 1983
  11. 865 core citations up to the end of 1983
  12. 861 core citations up to the end of 1983
  13. 849 core citations up to the end of 1983
  14. 795 core citations up to the end of 1983
  15. 786 core citations up to the end of 1983
  16. 781 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  17. 773 core citations up to the end of 1983
  18. 773 core citations up to the end of 1983
  19. 767 core citations up to the end of 1983
  20. 767 core citations up to the end of 1983
  21. 764 core citations up to the end of 1983
    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

  22. 762 core citations up to the end of 1983
  23. 757 core citations up to the end of 1983
  24. 733 core citations up to the end of 1983
  25. 732 core citations up to the end of 1983
  26. 716 core citations up to the end of 1983
  27. 686 core citations up to the end of 1983
  28. 677 core citations up to the end of 1983
  29. 669 core citations up to the end of 1983
  30. 659 core citations up to the end of 1983
  31. 655 core citations up to the end of 1983
  32. 650 core citations up to the end of 1983
  33. 649 core citations up to the end of 1983
  34. 641 core citations up to the end of 1983
  35. 640 core citations up to the end of 1983
  36. 624 core citations up to the end of 1983
  37. 621 core citations up to the end of 1983
  38. 611 core citations up to the end of 1983
  39. 602 core citations up to the end of 1983