Top Cited Articles of All Time (2001 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2001 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 2001 editions

19218 core citations up to the end of 2001PDG 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. 6179 core citations up to the end of 2001
  2. 4059 core citations up to the end of 2001
  3. 3342 core citations up to the end of 2001
  4. 3303 core citations up to the end of 2001
  5. 2929 core citations up to the end of 2001
  6. 2702 core citations up to the end of 2001
  7. 2688 core citations up to the end of 2001
  8. 2618 core citations up to the end of 2001
  9. 2606 core citations up to the end of 2001
  10. 2564 core citations up to the end of 2001
  11. 2513 core citations up to the end of 2001
  12. 2383 core citations up to the end of 2001
  13. 2310 core citations up to the end of 2001
  14. 2220 core citations up to the end of 2001
  15. 2173 core citations up to the end of 2001
  16. 2126 core citations up to the end of 2001
  17. 2125 core citations up to the end of 2001
  18. 2121 core citations up to the end of 2001
  19. 2083 core citations up to the end of 2001
  20. 2014 core citations up to the end of 2001
  21. 1985 core citations up to the end of 2001
  22. 1982 core citations up to the end of 2001
  23. 1972 core citations up to the end of 2001
  24. 1956 core citations up to the end of 2001
  25. 1943 core citations up to the end of 2001
  26. 1911 core citations up to the end of 2001
  27. 1909 core citations up to the end of 2001
  28. 1857 core citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  29. 1837 core citations up to the end of 2001
  30. 1814 core citations up to the end of 2001
  31. 1778 core citations up to the end of 2001
  32. 1764 core citations up to the end of 2001
  33. 1755 core citations up to the end of 2001
  34. 1748 core citations up to the end of 2001
  35. 1733 core citations up to the end of 2001
  36. 1709 core citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  37. 1695 core citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  38. 1668 core citations up to the end of 2001
  39. 1639 core citations up to the end of 2001