Top Cited Articles of All Time (1990 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1990 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 1990 editions

4839 core citations up to the end of 1990PDG 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. 4497 core citations up to the end of 1990
  2. 2582 core citations up to the end of 1990
  3. 2203 core citations up to the end of 1990
  4. 1940 core citations up to the end of 1990
  5. 1909 core citations up to the end of 1990
  6. 1830 core citations up to the end of 1990
  7. 1415 core citations up to the end of 1990
  8. 1393 core citations up to the end of 1990
  9. 1381 core citations up to the end of 1990
  10. 1366 core citations up to the end of 1990
  11. 1354 core citations up to the end of 1990
  12. 1331 core citations up to the end of 1990
  13. 1325 core citations up to the end of 1990
  14. 1290 core citations up to the end of 1990
  15. 1289 core citations up to the end of 1990
  16. 1200 core citations up to the end of 1990
  17. 1177 core citations up to the end of 1990
  18. 1169 core citations up to the end of 1990
  19. 1140 core citations up to the end of 1990
  20. 1130 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  21. 1126 core citations up to the end of 1990
  22. 1119 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  23. 1118 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  24. 1117 core citations up to the end of 1990
  25. 1116 core citations up to the end of 1990
  26. 1095 core citations up to the end of 1990
  27. 1087 core citations up to the end of 1990
  28. 1081 core citations up to the end of 1990
  29. 1075 core citations up to the end of 1990
  30. 1038 core citations up to the end of 1990
  31. 1024 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  32. 1013 core citations up to the end of 1990
  33. 1003 core citations up to the end of 1990
  34. 1002 core citations up to the end of 1990
  35. 993 core citations up to the end of 1990
  36. 988 core citations up to the end of 1990
  37. 987 core citations up to the end of 1990
    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

  38. 949 core citations up to the end of 1990
  39. 944 core citations up to the end of 1990