Top Cited Articles of All Time (1988 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1988 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 1988 editions

3514 core citations up to the end of 1988PDG 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. 4088 core citations up to the end of 1988
  2. 2386 core citations up to the end of 1988
  3. 1846 core citations up to the end of 1988
  4. 1808 core citations up to the end of 1988
  5. 1703 core citations up to the end of 1988
  6. 1617 core citations up to the end of 1988
  7. 1290 core citations up to the end of 1988
  8. 1273 core citations up to the end of 1988
  9. 1268 core citations up to the end of 1988
  10. 1216 core citations up to the end of 1988
  11. 1201 core citations up to the end of 1988
  12. 1196 core citations up to the end of 1988
  13. 1175 core citations up to the end of 1988
  14. 1100 core citations up to the end of 1988
  15. 1080 core citations up to the end of 1988
  16. 1080 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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

  17. 1053 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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. 1053 core citations up to the end of 1988
  19. 1025 core citations up to the end of 1988
  20. 1020 core citations up to the end of 1988
  21. 1013 core citations up to the end of 1988
  22. 1000 core citations up to the end of 1988
  23. 991 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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

  24. 987 core citations up to the end of 1988
  25. 945 core citations up to the end of 1988
    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. 944 core citations up to the end of 1988
  27. 939 core citations up to the end of 1988
  28. 925 core citations up to the end of 1988
  29. 900 core citations up to the end of 1988
  30. 897 core citations up to the end of 1988
  31. 896 core citations up to the end of 1988
  32. 894 core citations up to the end of 1988
  33. 876 core citations up to the end of 1988
  34. 871 core citations up to the end of 1988
  35. 864 core citations up to the end of 1988
  36. 859 core citations up to the end of 1988
  37. 844 core citations up to the end of 1988
  38. 839 core citations up to the end of 1988
  39. 833 core citations up to the end of 1988