Top Cited Articles of All Time (2002 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2002 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 2018-12-30. 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 2002 editions

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 1349 citations up to the end of 2002
  2. 1347 citations up to the end of 2002
  3. 1095 citations up to the end of 2002
  4. 675 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 645 citations up to the end of 2002
  6. 600 citations up to the end of 2002
  7. 580 citations up to the end of 2002
  8. 526 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 526 citations up to the end of 2002
  10. 525 citations up to the end of 2002
  11. 516 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 483 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 474 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 451 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 448 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 435 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 418 citations up to the end of 2002
  18. 408 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  19. 406 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 399 citations up to the end of 2002
  21. 391 citations up to the end of 2002
  22. 383 citations up to the end of 2002
  23. 366 citations up to the end of 2002
  24. 365 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 363 citations up to the end of 2002
  26. 357 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 352 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 344 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 342 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 325 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 315 citations up to the end of 2002
  32. 314 citations up to the end of 2002
  33. 314 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 313 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 309 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 307 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  37. 304 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 302 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 300 citations up to the end of 2002
  40. 300 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 296 citations up to the end of 2002
  42. 293 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 288 citations up to the end of 2002
  44. 287 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 285 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 280 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 276 citations up to the end of 2002
  48. 276 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 273 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 270 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 270 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 269 citations up to the end of 2002
  53. 269 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 264 citations up to the end of 2002
  55. 259 citations up to the end of 2002
  56. 259 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 255 citations up to the end of 2002
  58. 254 citations up to the end of 2002
  59. 251 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 247 citations up to the end of 2002
  61. 246 citations up to the end of 2002
  62. 245 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 238 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 237 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 235 citations up to the end of 2002
  66. 234 citations up to the end of 2002
  67. 234 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 232 citations up to the end of 2002
  69. 231 citations up to the end of 2002
  70. 230 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 229 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 229 citations up to the end of 2002
    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. 228 citations up to the end of 2002
  74. 228 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 228 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 226 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 222 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 222 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 221 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 221 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 221 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 219 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 219 citations up to the end of 2002
  84. 218 citations up to the end of 2002
  85. 218 citations up to the end of 2002
  86. 217 citations up to the end of 2002
  87. 217 citations up to the end of 2002
  88. 216 citations up to the end of 2002
  89. 215 citations up to the end of 2002
  90. 210 citations up to the end of 2002
  91. 209 citations up to the end of 2002
  92. 208 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 205 citations up to the end of 2002
  94. 205 citations up to the end of 2002
  95. 204 citations up to the end of 2002
  96. 204 citations up to the end of 2002
  97. 204 citations up to the end of 2002
  98. 204 citations up to the end of 2002
  99. 203 citations up to the end of 2002
  100. 203 citations up to the end of 2002