Top Cited Articles of All Time (1998 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1998 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 1998 editions

14161 core citations up to the end of 1998PDG 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. 5776 core citations up to the end of 1998
  2. 3434 core citations up to the end of 1998
  3. 3160 core citations up to the end of 1998
  4. 2972 core citations up to the end of 1998
  5. 2458 core citations up to the end of 1998
  6. 2423 core citations up to the end of 1998
  7. 2419 core citations up to the end of 1998
  8. 2315 core citations up to the end of 1998
  9. 2164 core citations up to the end of 1998
  10. 2092 core citations up to the end of 1998
  11. 2086 core citations up to the end of 1998
  12. 2065 core citations up to the end of 1998
  13. 1989 core citations up to the end of 1998
  14. 1971 core citations up to the end of 1998
  15. 1951 core citations up to the end of 1998
  16. 1876 core citations up to the end of 1998
  17. 1815 core citations up to the end of 1998
  18. 1799 core citations up to the end of 1998
  19. 1786 core citations up to the end of 1998
  20. 1775 core citations up to the end of 1998
  21. 1768 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  22. 1749 core citations up to the end of 1998
  23. 1730 core citations up to the end of 1998
  24. 1703 core citations up to the end of 1998
  25. 1685 core citations up to the end of 1998
  26. 1678 core citations up to the end of 1998
  27. 1668 core citations up to the end of 1998
  28. 1619 core citations up to the end of 1998
  29. 1578 core citations up to the end of 1998
  30. 1571 core citations up to the end of 1998
  31. 1569 core citations up to the end of 1998
  32. 1565 core citations up to the end of 1998
  33. 1501 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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

  34. 1488 core citations up to the end of 1998
  35. 1483 core citations up to the end of 1998
  36. 1461 core citations up to the end of 1998
  37. 1428 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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. 1419 core citations up to the end of 1998
    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. 1406 core citations up to the end of 1998