Top Cited Articles of All Time (2000 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 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 2000 editions

17527 core citations up to the end of 2000PDG 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. 6047 core citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 3830 core citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 3293 core citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 3190 core citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 2764 core citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 2618 core citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 2574 core citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 2532 core citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 2475 core citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 2404 core citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 2402 core citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 2297 core citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 2234 core citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 2108 core citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 2060 core citations up to the end of 2000
  16. 2042 core citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 2030 core citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 1973 core citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 1918 core citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 1913 core citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 1912 core citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 1897 core citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 1894 core citations up to the end of 2000
  24. 1860 core citations up to the end of 2000
  25. 1826 core citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  26. 1802 core citations up to the end of 2000
  27. 1792 core citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 1760 core citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 1746 core citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 1734 core citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 1704 core citations up to the end of 2000
  32. 1694 core citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 1686 core citations up to the end of 2000
  34. 1680 core citations up to the end of 2000
  35. 1644 core citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  36. 1626 core citations up to the end of 2000
  37. 1610 core citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 1593 core citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 1567 core citations up to the end of 2000
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020