Top Cited Articles of All Time (1987 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1987 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 1987 editions

3079 core citations up to the end of 1987PDG 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. 3898 core citations up to the end of 1987
  2. 2284 core citations up to the end of 1987
  3. 1762 core citations up to the end of 1987
  4. 1671 core citations up to the end of 1987
  5. 1620 core citations up to the end of 1987
  6. 1469 core citations up to the end of 1987
  7. 1252 core citations up to the end of 1987
  8. 1230 core citations up to the end of 1987
  9. 1206 core citations up to the end of 1987
  10. 1151 core citations up to the end of 1987
  11. 1138 core citations up to the end of 1987
  12. 1127 core citations up to the end of 1987
  13. 1117 core citations up to the end of 1987
  14. 1057 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  15. 1029 core citations up to the end of 1987
  16. 1020 core citations up to the end of 1987
  17. 1013 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  18. 1002 core citations up to the end of 1987
  19. 971 core citations up to the end of 1987
  20. 971 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  21. 955 core citations up to the end of 1987
  22. 924 core citations up to the end of 1987
  23. 924 core citations up to the end of 1987
  24. 922 core citations up to the end of 1987
  25. 919 core citations up to the end of 1987
    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

  26. 890 core citations up to the end of 1987
  27. 869 core citations up to the end of 1987
  28. 864 core citations up to the end of 1987
  29. 862 core citations up to the end of 1987
  30. 848 core citations up to the end of 1987
  31. 834 core citations up to the end of 1987
  32. 826 core citations up to the end of 1987
  33. 823 core citations up to the end of 1987
  34. 823 core citations up to the end of 1987
  35. 816 core citations up to the end of 1987
  36. 794 core citations up to the end of 1987
  37. 783 core citations up to the end of 1987
  38. 775 core citations up to the end of 1987
  39. 775 core citations up to the end of 1987