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 2018-01-08. 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 2002 editions

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 1342 citations up to the end of 2002
  2. 1342 citations up to the end of 2002
  3. 1095 citations up to the end of 2002
  4. 666 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 645 citations up to the end of 2002
  6. 599 citations up to the end of 2002
  7. 579 citations up to the end of 2002
  8. 525 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 524 citations up to the end of 2002
  10. 519 citations up to the end of 2002
  11. 515 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 482 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 473 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 446 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 444 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 430 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 418 citations up to the end of 2002
  18. 407 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. 398 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 398 citations up to the end of 2002
  21. 388 citations up to the end of 2002
  22. 381 citations up to the end of 2002
  23. 366 citations up to the end of 2002
  24. 363 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 359 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. 342 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 341 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 322 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 312 citations up to the end of 2002
  32. 310 citations up to the end of 2002
  33. 309 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 309 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 307 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 305 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. 303 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 299 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 298 citations up to the end of 2002
  40. 297 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 293 citations up to the end of 2002
  42. 293 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 287 citations up to the end of 2002
  44. 286 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. 275 citations up to the end of 2002
  48. 275 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 272 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 268 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 268 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 268 citations up to the end of 2002
  53. 266 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 262 citations up to the end of 2002
  55. 259 citations up to the end of 2002
  56. 257 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 254 citations up to the end of 2002
  58. 251 citations up to the end of 2002
  59. 249 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 246 citations up to the end of 2002
  61. 245 citations up to the end of 2002
  62. 245 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 236 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 235 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. 232 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. 228 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 228 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 228 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. 227 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 226 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 224 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 221 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 220 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 220 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 220 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 219 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 219 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 218 citations up to the end of 2002
  84. 217 citations up to the end of 2002
  85. 217 citations up to the end of 2002
  86. 217 citations up to the end of 2002
  87. 216 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. 207 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 204 citations up to the end of 2002
  94. 203 citations up to the end of 2002
  95. 203 citations up to the end of 2002
  96. 203 citations up to the end of 2002
  97. 202 citations up to the end of 2002
  98. 202 citations up to the end of 2002
  99. 202 citations up to the end of 2002
  100. 201 citations up to the end of 2002