Top Cited Articles of All Time (2000 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 edition) in the astro-ph archive

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 2016-12-31. 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

2000 reports for eprints

  1. 591 citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 504 citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 481 citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 427 citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 407 citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 366 citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 352 citations up to the end of 2000
    The Cold dark matter density perturbation
    Andrew R. Liddle (Sussex U.), David H. Lyth (Lancaster U.). Mar 1993. 128 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 231 (1993) 1-105
    SUSSEX-AST-92-8-1-REV, LANC-TH-8-92-REV
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(93)90114-S
    e-Print: astro-ph/9303019 | PDF

  8. 348 citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 343 citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 341 citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 338 citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 335 citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 314 citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 304 citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 287 citations up to the end of 2000
  16. 282 citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 264 citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 255 citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 250 citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 248 citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 238 citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 230 citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 230 citations up to the end of 2000
  24. 229 citations up to the end of 2000
  25. 227 citations up to the end of 2000
  26. 217 citations up to the end of 2000
  27. 217 citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 216 citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 213 citations up to the end of 2000
    Hybrid inflation
    Andrei D. Linde (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Jul 1993. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 748-754
    SU-ITP-93-17
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.748
    e-Print: astro-ph/9307002 | PDF

  30. 213 citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 212 citations up to the end of 2000
  32. 211 citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 209 citations up to the end of 2000
  34. 208 citations up to the end of 2000
  35. 208 citations up to the end of 2000
  36. 206 citations up to the end of 2000
  37. 198 citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 196 citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 195 citations up to the end of 2000
  40. 195 citations up to the end of 2000
  41. 187 citations up to the end of 2000
  42. 185 citations up to the end of 2000
  43. 184 citations up to the end of 2000
  44. 183 citations up to the end of 2000
  45. 180 citations up to the end of 2000
  46. 175 citations up to the end of 2000
    Dynamics of cosmic flows
    Avishai Dekel (Hebrew U.). Jan 19, 1994. 45 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 32 (1994) 371-418
    HUJI-AST-94-002
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev.aa.32.090194.002103
    e-Print: astro-ph/9401022 | PDF

  47. 175 citations up to the end of 2000
  48. 174 citations up to the end of 2000
  49. 173 citations up to the end of 2000
  50. 172 citations up to the end of 2000
  51. 171 citations up to the end of 2000
  52. 170 citations up to the end of 2000
  53. 166 citations up to the end of 2000
  54. 164 citations up to the end of 2000
  55. 163 citations up to the end of 2000
  56. 162 citations up to the end of 2000
  57. 162 citations up to the end of 2000
  58. 161 citations up to the end of 2000
  59. 160 citations up to the end of 2000
  60. 160 citations up to the end of 2000
  61. 159 citations up to the end of 2000
  62. 158 citations up to the end of 2000
  63. 154 citations up to the end of 2000
  64. 154 citations up to the end of 2000
  65. 151 citations up to the end of 2000
  66. 151 citations up to the end of 2000
  67. 151 citations up to the end of 2000
  68. 151 citations up to the end of 2000
  69. 148 citations up to the end of 2000
  70. 146 citations up to the end of 2000
  71. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  72. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  73. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  74. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  75. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  76. 144 citations up to the end of 2000
  77. 144 citations up to the end of 2000
  78. 143 citations up to the end of 2000
  79. 143 citations up to the end of 2000
  80. 142 citations up to the end of 2000
  81. 141 citations up to the end of 2000
  82. 141 citations up to the end of 2000
    Cosmic background anistropies in CDM cosmology
    Naoshi Sugiyama (UC, Berkeley, CfPA & Tokyo U.). Dec 1994. 30 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J.Suppl. 100 (1995) 281
    CFPA-TH-94-62, UTAP-195
    DOI: 10.1086/192220
    e-Print: astro-ph/9412025 | PDF

  83. 141 citations up to the end of 2000
  84. 141 citations up to the end of 2000
  85. 140 citations up to the end of 2000
  86. 139 citations up to the end of 2000
  87. 138 citations up to the end of 2000
  88. 136 citations up to the end of 2000
  89. 136 citations up to the end of 2000
  90. 136 citations up to the end of 2000
  91. 136 citations up to the end of 2000
  92. 135 citations up to the end of 2000
  93. 134 citations up to the end of 2000
  94. 130 citations up to the end of 2000
  95. 129 citations up to the end of 2000
  96. 129 citations up to the end of 2000
  97. 128 citations up to the end of 2000
  98. 128 citations up to the end of 2000
  99. 127 citations up to the end of 2000
  100. 126 citations up to the end of 2000