Top Cited Articles of All Time (1984 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1984 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 1984 editions

2142 core citations up to the end of 1984PDG 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. 3272 core citations up to the end of 1984
  2. 2033 core citations up to the end of 1984
  3. 1529 core citations up to the end of 1984
  4. 1255 core citations up to the end of 1984
  5. 1181 core citations up to the end of 1984
  6. 1132 core citations up to the end of 1984
  7. 1100 core citations up to the end of 1984
  8. 1000 core citations up to the end of 1984
  9. 988 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  10. 986 core citations up to the end of 1984
  11. 951 core citations up to the end of 1984
  12. 945 core citations up to the end of 1984
  13. 902 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  14. 902 core citations up to the end of 1984
  15. 878 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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

  16. 875 core citations up to the end of 1984
  17. 852 core citations up to the end of 1984
  18. 832 core citations up to the end of 1984
  19. 829 core citations up to the end of 1984
  20. 829 core citations up to the end of 1984
  21. 813 core citations up to the end of 1984
    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. 791 core citations up to the end of 1984
  23. 787 core citations up to the end of 1984
  24. 781 core citations up to the end of 1984
  25. 763 core citations up to the end of 1984
  26. 754 core citations up to the end of 1984
  27. 749 core citations up to the end of 1984
  28. 748 core citations up to the end of 1984
  29. 733 core citations up to the end of 1984
  30. 728 core citations up to the end of 1984
  31. 700 core citations up to the end of 1984
  32. 692 core citations up to the end of 1984
  33. 688 core citations up to the end of 1984
  34. 684 core citations up to the end of 1984
  35. 674 core citations up to the end of 1984
  36. 672 core citations up to the end of 1984
  37. 671 core citations up to the end of 1984
  38. 664 core citations up to the end of 1984
  39. 657 core citations up to the end of 1984