Top Cited Articles of All Time (1997 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1997 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 1997 editions

12573 core citations up to the end of 1997PDG 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. 5607 core citations up to the end of 1997
  2. 3231 core citations up to the end of 1997
  3. 3089 core citations up to the end of 1997
  4. 2844 core citations up to the end of 1997
  5. 2360 core citations up to the end of 1997
  6. 2341 core citations up to the end of 1997
  7. 2266 core citations up to the end of 1997
  8. 2160 core citations up to the end of 1997
  9. 2035 core citations up to the end of 1997
  10. 1997 core citations up to the end of 1997
  11. 1992 core citations up to the end of 1997
  12. 1907 core citations up to the end of 1997
  13. 1895 core citations up to the end of 1997
  14. 1838 core citations up to the end of 1997
  15. 1790 core citations up to the end of 1997
  16. 1768 core citations up to the end of 1997
  17. 1760 core citations up to the end of 1997
  18. 1745 core citations up to the end of 1997
  19. 1734 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  20. 1731 core citations up to the end of 1997
  21. 1693 core citations up to the end of 1997
  22. 1683 core citations up to the end of 1997
  23. 1659 core citations up to the end of 1997
  24. 1649 core citations up to the end of 1997
  25. 1640 core citations up to the end of 1997
  26. 1623 core citations up to the end of 1997
  27. 1548 core citations up to the end of 1997
  28. 1525 core citations up to the end of 1997
  29. 1514 core citations up to the end of 1997
  30. 1489 core citations up to the end of 1997
  31. 1436 core citations up to the end of 1997
  32. 1419 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  33. 1416 core citations up to the end of 1997
  34. 1415 core citations up to the end of 1997
  35. 1370 core citations up to the end of 1997
  36. 1370 core citations up to the end of 1997
  37. 1366 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  38. 1361 core citations up to the end of 1997
    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

  39. 1354 core citations up to the end of 1997