As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration
of the EMC Society, an attempt is being made to identify the top
EMCS Transactions papers over the past 50 years. One process for
doing that is to list the top Transactions papers as voted on
by the Transactions editors every year. That list is available
on the EMCS web page.
A second process is to attempt to catalog the number of times
a Transactions paper is referenced by “follow-on”
Transactions articles. For example, a paper is written in 1975
and referenced in a number of Transactions papers in the late
1970s and early 1980s.
The following list is a first attempt at a “cross-reference”
listing of Transactions articles in the first 31 years of the
EMC Society (1957-1988). The listing is in order of the journal
article referenced the most times over that period.
The article that was referenced the most times (14) in that time
period was a 1974 article by Myron Crawford on the “Crawford
Cell” or “TEM Cell.”
14 Crawford, M. L. “Generation of Standard Electromagnetic
Fields Using TEM Transmission Cells;” EMC-16, No. 4, November
This popular article lends evidence to the strategy of “cross-referencing”
The article that tied with the Crawford article was one by Henning
Harmuth on Maxwell’s equations.
14 Harmuth, H. F. “Correction of Maxwell’s Equations
for Signals I;” EMC-28, No. 4, November – 1986.
This was a challenging article that stimulated many follow-on
articles in the EMCS Transactions. Your comments on these articles
and the strategic approach to selecting them is requested. You
may send your comments to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.