Top Cited Articles of All Time (1991 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1991 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 1991 editions

5639 core citations up to the end of 1991PDG 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. 4657 core citations up to the end of 1991
  2. 2652 core citations up to the end of 1991
  3. 2349 core citations up to the end of 1991
  4. 2066 core citations up to the end of 1991
  5. 1963 core citations up to the end of 1991
  6. 1882 core citations up to the end of 1991
  7. 1503 core citations up to the end of 1991
  8. 1474 core citations up to the end of 1991
  9. 1409 core citations up to the end of 1991
  10. 1408 core citations up to the end of 1991
  11. 1394 core citations up to the end of 1991
  12. 1389 core citations up to the end of 1991
  13. 1367 core citations up to the end of 1991
  14. 1363 core citations up to the end of 1991
  15. 1347 core citations up to the end of 1991
  16. 1303 core citations up to the end of 1991
  17. 1291 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  18. 1282 core citations up to the end of 1991
  19. 1246 core citations up to the end of 1991
  20. 1234 core citations up to the end of 1991
  21. 1203 core citations up to the end of 1991
  22. 1196 core citations up to the end of 1991
  23. 1192 core citations up to the end of 1991
  24. 1175 core citations up to the end of 1991
  25. 1171 core citations up to the end of 1991
  26. 1153 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  27. 1146 core citations up to the end of 1991
  28. 1135 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  29. 1135 core citations up to the end of 1991
  30. 1134 core citations up to the end of 1991
  31. 1109 core citations up to the end of 1991
  32. 1045 core citations up to the end of 1991
  33. 1042 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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

  34. 1040 core citations up to the end of 1991
  35. 1037 core citations up to the end of 1991
  36. 1022 core citations up to the end of 1991
  37. 1019 core citations up to the end of 1991
    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. 1005 core citations up to the end of 1991
  39. 991 core citations up to the end of 1991
    Global Aspects of Current Algebra
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1983. 11 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B223 (1983) 422-432
    PRINT-83-0262 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90063-9