Top Cited Articles of All Time (1996 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1996 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 1996 editions

11079 core citations up to the end of 1996PDG 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. 5468 core citations up to the end of 1996
  2. 3053 core citations up to the end of 1996
  3. 3027 core citations up to the end of 1996
  4. 2730 core citations up to the end of 1996
  5. 2297 core citations up to the end of 1996
  6. 2260 core citations up to the end of 1996
  7. 2098 core citations up to the end of 1996
  8. 2009 core citations up to the end of 1996
  9. 1901 core citations up to the end of 1996
  10. 1893 core citations up to the end of 1996
  11. 1873 core citations up to the end of 1996
  12. 1847 core citations up to the end of 1996
  13. 1830 core citations up to the end of 1996
  14. 1697 core citations up to the end of 1996
  15. 1693 core citations up to the end of 1996
  16. 1687 core citations up to the end of 1996
  17. 1684 core citations up to the end of 1996
    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. 1675 core citations up to the end of 1996
  19. 1634 core citations up to the end of 1996
  20. 1618 core citations up to the end of 1996
  21. 1615 core citations up to the end of 1996
  22. 1612 core citations up to the end of 1996
  23. 1604 core citations up to the end of 1996
  24. 1585 core citations up to the end of 1996
  25. 1544 core citations up to the end of 1996
  26. 1533 core citations up to the end of 1996
  27. 1453 core citations up to the end of 1996
  28. 1447 core citations up to the end of 1996
  29. 1428 core citations up to the end of 1996
  30. 1412 core citations up to the end of 1996
  31. 1383 core citations up to the end of 1996
  32. 1371 core citations up to the end of 1996
  33. 1360 core citations up to the end of 1996
  34. 1350 core citations up to the end of 1996
    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

  35. 1335 core citations up to the end of 1996
    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

  36. 1307 core citations up to the end of 1996
  37. 1296 core citations up to the end of 1996
    Quark Masses
    J. Gasser, H. Leutwyler (Bern U.). Mar 1982. 189 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 87 (1982) 77-169
    BUTP-6-1982-BERN
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(82)90035-7

  38. 1273 core citations up to the end of 1996
  39. 1261 core citations up to the end of 1996