The most-cited Geology paper published in the journal's 50 years, with nearly 2,500 citations, is one by P. Tapponnier and others, published in 1982. Below are the top 20 articles1. Details for the top 50 articles and a list of the top-cited papers by decade are in the Supplemental Material2. Thanks go to Lisa G. Dunn, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines, for providing the report.

1 Compiled from Web of Science, provided by Clarivate. © Copyright Clarivate 2022. All rights reserved. Query timespan: 1970 to 15 March 2022. Ranked using Web of Science “All Databases” (includes Core Collection, Science Citation Index Expanded, Conference Proceedings Citation Index–Science, KCI–Korean Journal Database, Russian Science Citation Index, and SciELO Citation Index). Web of Science and Clarivate are trademarks of their respective owners and used herein with permission.
2 Supplemental Material. Tables S1 and S2. Please visit to access the supplemental material, and contact with any questions.
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