Top Cited Articles of All Time (1999 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (1999 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 1999 editions

15857 core citations up to the end of 1999PDG 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. 5898 core citations up to the end of 1999
  2. 3625 core citations up to the end of 1999
  3. 3220 core citations up to the end of 1999
  4. 3064 core citations up to the end of 1999
  5. 2608 core citations up to the end of 1999
  6. 2513 core citations up to the end of 1999
  7. 2477 core citations up to the end of 1999
  8. 2442 core citations up to the end of 1999
  9. 2297 core citations up to the end of 1999
  10. 2275 core citations up to the end of 1999
  11. 2199 core citations up to the end of 1999
  12. 2193 core citations up to the end of 1999
  13. 2163 core citations up to the end of 1999
  14. 2044 core citations up to the end of 1999
  15. 2002 core citations up to the end of 1999
  16. 1964 core citations up to the end of 1999
  17. 1871 core citations up to the end of 1999
  18. 1858 core citations up to the end of 1999
  19. 1855 core citations up to the end of 1999
  20. 1842 core citations up to the end of 1999
  21. 1813 core citations up to the end of 1999
  22. 1799 core citations up to the end of 1999
  23. 1799 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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

  24. 1798 core citations up to the end of 1999
  25. 1788 core citations up to the end of 1999
  26. 1741 core citations up to the end of 1999
  27. 1711 core citations up to the end of 1999
  28. 1707 core citations up to the end of 1999
  29. 1693 core citations up to the end of 1999
  30. 1691 core citations up to the end of 1999
  31. 1624 core citations up to the end of 1999
  32. 1623 core citations up to the end of 1999
  33. 1581 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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. 1561 core citations up to the end of 1999
  35. 1541 core citations up to the end of 1999
  36. 1503 core citations up to the end of 1999
  37. 1471 core citations up to the end of 1999
  38. 1471 core citations up to the end of 1999
  39. 1470 core citations up to the end of 1999
    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