Top Cited Articles of All Time (1993 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1993 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 1993 editions

7379 core citations up to the end of 1993PDG 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. 4992 core citations up to the end of 1993
  2. 2814 core citations up to the end of 1993
  3. 2616 core citations up to the end of 1993
  4. 2332 core citations up to the end of 1993
  5. 2108 core citations up to the end of 1993
  6. 2024 core citations up to the end of 1993
  7. 1659 core citations up to the end of 1993
  8. 1635 core citations up to the end of 1993
  9. 1594 core citations up to the end of 1993
  10. 1569 core citations up to the end of 1993
  11. 1562 core citations up to the end of 1993
  12. 1523 core citations up to the end of 1993
  13. 1505 core citations up to the end of 1993
  14. 1499 core citations up to the end of 1993
  15. 1486 core citations up to the end of 1993
  16. 1480 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  17. 1478 core citations up to the end of 1993
  18. 1466 core citations up to the end of 1993
  19. 1462 core citations up to the end of 1993
  20. 1428 core citations up to the end of 1993
  21. 1412 core citations up to the end of 1993
  22. 1403 core citations up to the end of 1993
  23. 1340 core citations up to the end of 1993
  24. 1323 core citations up to the end of 1993
  25. 1298 core citations up to the end of 1993
  26. 1287 core citations up to the end of 1993
  27. 1250 core citations up to the end of 1993
  28. 1215 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  29. 1207 core citations up to the end of 1993
  30. 1199 core citations up to the end of 1993
  31. 1170 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  32. 1158 core citations up to the end of 1993
  33. 1153 core citations up to the end of 1993
    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

  34. 1110 core citations up to the end of 1993
  35. 1110 core citations up to the end of 1993
  36. 1106 core citations up to the end of 1993
  37. 1102 core citations up to the end of 1993
  38. 1099 core citations up to the end of 1993
  39. 1091 core citations up to the end of 1993