Top Cited Articles of All Time (2001 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2001 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 2001 editions

2001 reports for eprints

  1. 931 citations up to the end of 2001
  2. 892 citations up to the end of 2001
  3. 777 citations up to the end of 2001
  4. 515 citations up to the end of 2001
  5. 474 citations up to the end of 2001
  6. 469 citations up to the end of 2001
  7. 457 citations up to the end of 2001
  8. 450 citations up to the end of 2001
  9. 444 citations up to the end of 2001
  10. 427 citations up to the end of 2001
  11. 423 citations up to the end of 2001
  12. 414 citations up to the end of 2001
  13. 410 citations up to the end of 2001
  14. 384 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  15. 376 citations up to the end of 2001
  16. 369 citations up to the end of 2001
  17. 336 citations up to the end of 2001
  18. 329 citations up to the end of 2001
  19. 315 citations up to the end of 2001
  20. 311 citations up to the end of 2001
  21. 304 citations up to the end of 2001
  22. 302 citations up to the end of 2001
  23. 299 citations up to the end of 2001
  24. 298 citations up to the end of 2001
  25. 296 citations up to the end of 2001
  26. 295 citations up to the end of 2001
  27. 278 citations up to the end of 2001
  28. 275 citations up to the end of 2001
  29. 266 citations up to the end of 2001
  30. 264 citations up to the end of 2001
  31. 261 citations up to the end of 2001
    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. 255 citations up to the end of 2001
  33. 254 citations up to the end of 2001
  34. 249 citations up to the end of 2001
  35. 248 citations up to the end of 2001
  36. 244 citations up to the end of 2001
  37. 244 citations up to the end of 2001
  38. 243 citations up to the end of 2001
  39. 240 citations up to the end of 2001
  40. 240 citations up to the end of 2001
  41. 240 citations up to the end of 2001
  42. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
  43. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
  44. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
  45. 239 citations up to the end of 2001
  46. 233 citations up to the end of 2001
  47. 233 citations up to the end of 2001
  48. 233 citations up to the end of 2001
  49. 232 citations up to the end of 2001
  50. 228 citations up to the end of 2001
  51. 228 citations up to the end of 2001
  52. 221 citations up to the end of 2001
  53. 220 citations up to the end of 2001
  54. 219 citations up to the end of 2001
  55. 210 citations up to the end of 2001
  56. 208 citations up to the end of 2001
  57. 203 citations up to the end of 2001
  58. 203 citations up to the end of 2001
  59. 202 citations up to the end of 2001
  60. 199 citations up to the end of 2001
  61. 196 citations up to the end of 2001
  62. 195 citations up to the end of 2001
  63. 195 citations up to the end of 2001
  64. 194 citations up to the end of 2001
  65. 190 citations up to the end of 2001
  66. 190 citations up to the end of 2001
  67. 189 citations up to the end of 2001
  68. 189 citations up to the end of 2001
  69. 189 citations up to the end of 2001
  70. 188 citations up to the end of 2001
  71. 188 citations up to the end of 2001
  72. 187 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  73. 186 citations up to the end of 2001
  74. 186 citations up to the end of 2001
  75. 185 citations up to the end of 2001
  76. 183 citations up to the end of 2001
  77. 182 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  78. 180 citations up to the end of 2001
  79. 180 citations up to the end of 2001
  80. 180 citations up to the end of 2001
  81. 178 citations up to the end of 2001
  82. 177 citations up to the end of 2001
  83. 176 citations up to the end of 2001
  84. 176 citations up to the end of 2001
  85. 174 citations up to the end of 2001
  86. 174 citations up to the end of 2001
  87. 174 citations up to the end of 2001
  88. 173 citations up to the end of 2001
  89. 173 citations up to the end of 2001
  90. 172 citations up to the end of 2001
  91. 171 citations up to the end of 2001
  92. 168 citations up to the end of 2001
  93. 168 citations up to the end of 2001
  94. 167 citations up to the end of 2001
  95. 167 citations up to the end of 2001
  96. 166 citations up to the end of 2001
  97. 165 citations up to the end of 2001
  98. 165 citations up to the end of 2001
  99. 164 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  100. 164 citations up to the end of 2001