Top Cited Articles of All Time (1989 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1989 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 1989 editions

4158 core citations up to the end of 1989PDG 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. 4286 core citations up to the end of 1989
  2. 2489 core citations up to the end of 1989
  3. 2032 core citations up to the end of 1989
  4. 1867 core citations up to the end of 1989
  5. 1786 core citations up to the end of 1989
  6. 1774 core citations up to the end of 1989
  7. 1350 core citations up to the end of 1989
  8. 1337 core citations up to the end of 1989
  9. 1324 core citations up to the end of 1989
  10. 1296 core citations up to the end of 1989
  11. 1284 core citations up to the end of 1989
  12. 1264 core citations up to the end of 1989
  13. 1224 core citations up to the end of 1989
  14. 1213 core citations up to the end of 1989
  15. 1188 core citations up to the end of 1989
  16. 1134 core citations up to the end of 1989
  17. 1123 core citations up to the end of 1989
  18. 1097 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  19. 1093 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  20. 1093 core citations up to the end of 1989
  21. 1069 core citations up to the end of 1989
  22. 1063 core citations up to the end of 1989
  23. 1048 core citations up to the end of 1989
  24. 1014 core citations up to the end of 1989
  25. 1006 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  26. 1006 core citations up to the end of 1989
  27. 996 core citations up to the end of 1989
  28. 983 core citations up to the end of 1989
  29. 970 core citations up to the end of 1989
    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

  30. 969 core citations up to the end of 1989
  31. 966 core citations up to the end of 1989
  32. 962 core citations up to the end of 1989
  33. 962 core citations up to the end of 1989
  34. 949 core citations up to the end of 1989
    Super Collider Physics
    E. Eichten (Fermilab), I. Hinchliffe (LBL, Berkeley), Kenneth D. Lane (Ohio State U.), C. Quigg (Fermilab). Feb 1984. 550 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 56 (1984) 579-707, Addendum: Rev.Mod.Phys. 58 (1986) 1065-1073
    FERMILAB-PUB-84-017-T, LBL-16875, DOE-ER-01545-345
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.56.579, 10.1103/RevModPhys.58.1065

  35. 934 core citations up to the end of 1989
  36. 923 core citations up to the end of 1989
  37. 921 core citations up to the end of 1989
  38. 892 core citations up to the end of 1989
  39. 872 core citations up to the end of 1989