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 2018-01-08. 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. 593 citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 507 citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 482 citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 442 citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 414 citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 376 citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 359 citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 358 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

  9. 350 citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 343 citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 342 citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 340 citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 317 citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 305 citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 289 citations up to the end of 2000
  16. 286 citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 268 citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 260 citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 252 citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 250 citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 243 citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 234 citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 234 citations up to the end of 2000
  24. 230 citations up to the end of 2000
  25. 230 citations up to the end of 2000
  26. 220 citations up to the end of 2000
  27. 219 citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 218 citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 217 citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 216 citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 214 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

  32. 214 citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 213 citations up to the end of 2000
  34. 211 citations up to the end of 2000
  35. 208 citations up to the end of 2000
  36. 207 citations up to the end of 2000
  37. 201 citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 200 citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 199 citations up to the end of 2000
  40. 199 citations up to the end of 2000
  41. 187 citations up to the end of 2000
  42. 186 citations up to the end of 2000
  43. 185 citations up to the end of 2000
  44. 185 citations up to the end of 2000
  45. 183 citations up to the end of 2000
  46. 180 citations up to the end of 2000
  47. 178 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

  48. 178 citations up to the end of 2000
  49. 176 citations up to the end of 2000
  50. 174 citations up to the end of 2000
  51. 172 citations up to the end of 2000
  52. 171 citations up to the end of 2000
  53. 170 citations up to the end of 2000
  54. 169 citations up to the end of 2000
  55. 167 citations up to the end of 2000
  56. 167 citations up to the end of 2000
  57. 164 citations up to the end of 2000
  58. 163 citations up to the end of 2000
  59. 163 citations up to the end of 2000
  60. 162 citations up to the end of 2000
  61. 161 citations up to the end of 2000
  62. 159 citations up to the end of 2000
  63. 159 citations up to the end of 2000
  64. 154 citations up to the end of 2000
  65. 154 citations up to the end of 2000
  66. 152 citations up to the end of 2000
  67. 152 citations up to the end of 2000
  68. 151 citations up to the end of 2000
  69. 151 citations up to the end of 2000
  70. 149 citations up to the end of 2000
  71. 146 citations up to the end of 2000
  72. 146 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. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  77. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  78. 145 citations up to the end of 2000
  79. 144 citations up to the end of 2000
  80. 144 citations up to the end of 2000
  81. 143 citations up to the end of 2000
  82. 142 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. 142 citations up to the end of 2000
  84. 141 citations up to the end of 2000
  85. 141 citations up to the end of 2000
  86. 141 citations up to the end of 2000
  87. 140 citations up to the end of 2000
  88. 138 citations up to the end of 2000
  89. 137 citations up to the end of 2000
  90. 137 citations up to the end of 2000
    What powers ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies?
    R. Genzel et al.. Nov 1997. 63 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 498 (1998) 579
    MPE-PREPRINT-426
    DOI: 10.1086/305576
    e-Print: astro-ph/9711255 | PDF

  91. 136 citations up to the end of 2000
  92. 136 citations up to the end of 2000
  93. 135 citations up to the end of 2000
  94. 135 citations up to the end of 2000
  95. 133 citations up to the end of 2000
  96. 132 citations up to the end of 2000
  97. 131 citations up to the end of 2000
  98. 130 citations up to the end of 2000
  99. 130 citations up to the end of 2000
  100. 129 citations up to the end of 2000