Top Cited Articles of All Time (1985 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1985 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 1985 editions

2352 core citations up to the end of 1985PDG 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. 3494 core citations up to the end of 1985
  2. 2117 core citations up to the end of 1985
  3. 1640 core citations up to the end of 1985
  4. 1415 core citations up to the end of 1985
  5. 1330 core citations up to the end of 1985
  6. 1181 core citations up to the end of 1985
  7. 1167 core citations up to the end of 1985
  8. 1157 core citations up to the end of 1985
  9. 1072 core citations up to the end of 1985
  10. 1015 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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

  11. 1008 core citations up to the end of 1985
  12. 1006 core citations up to the end of 1985
  13. 965 core citations up to the end of 1985
  14. 965 core citations up to the end of 1985
  15. 946 core citations up to the end of 1985
  16. 931 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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. 928 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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

  18. 902 core citations up to the end of 1985
  19. 891 core citations up to the end of 1985
  20. 855 core citations up to the end of 1985
  21. 852 core citations up to the end of 1985
    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. 835 core citations up to the end of 1985
  23. 827 core citations up to the end of 1985
  24. 816 core citations up to the end of 1985
  25. 812 core citations up to the end of 1985
  26. 810 core citations up to the end of 1985
  27. 801 core citations up to the end of 1985
  28. 785 core citations up to the end of 1985
  29. 780 core citations up to the end of 1985
  30. 767 core citations up to the end of 1985
  31. 752 core citations up to the end of 1985
  32. 735 core citations up to the end of 1985
  33. 724 core citations up to the end of 1985
  34. 716 core citations up to the end of 1985
  35. 716 core citations up to the end of 1985
  36. 708 core citations up to the end of 1985
  37. 706 core citations up to the end of 1985
  38. 703 core citations up to the end of 1985
  39. 697 core citations up to the end of 1985