Top Cited Articles of All Time (2003 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2003 edition) cited by papers 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

310 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 1503 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  2. 1102 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  3. 1047 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  4. 909 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  5. 896 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  6. 849 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  7. 838 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  8. 832 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  9. 819 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  10. 760 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  11. 717 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
    Structure in the COBE differential microwave radiometer first year maps
    COBE Collaboration (George F. Smoot et al.). Apr 1992. 19 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 396 (1992) L1-L5
    PRINT-92-0148 (UC,BERKELEY)
    DOI: 10.1086/186504

  12. 670 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  13. 649 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  14. 640 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  15. 606 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  16. 599 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  17. 575 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  18. 570 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  19. 556 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  20. 535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  21. 533 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  22. 522 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  23. 518 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  24. 496 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  25. 494 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  26. 493 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  27. 478 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  28. 475 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  29. 474 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  30. 448 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  31. 446 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  32. 441 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  33. 431 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  34. 428 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  35. 425 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  36. 423 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  37. 419 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  38. 417 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  39. 415 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  40. 411 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  41. 410 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  42. 399 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  43. 398 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  44. 393 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  45. 392 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  46. 392 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  47. 392 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  48. 392 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  49. 391 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  50. 390 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  51. 388 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  52. 384 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  53. 383 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  54. 378 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  55. 371 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  56. 368 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  57. 364 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  58. 363 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  59. 362 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  60. 362 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  61. 359 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  62. 359 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  63. 354 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  64. 348 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  65. 347 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  66. 347 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  67. 345 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  68. 343 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  69. 343 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  70. 342 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  71. 338 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  72. 337 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
    SExtractor: Software for source extraction
    E. Bertin, S. Arnouts. Jun 1996. 12 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys.Suppl.Ser. 117 (1996) 393-404
    DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996164

  73. 336 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  74. 336 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  75. 335 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  76. 333 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  77. 331 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  78. 330 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
    Clustering in real space and in redshift space
    N. Kaiser (Cambridge U.). Jul 1987. 27 pp.
    Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 227 (1987) 1-27

  79. 328 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  80. 327 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  81. 323 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  82. 321 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  83. 320 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  84. 320 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  85. 319 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  86. 316 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  87. 313 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  88. 311 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  89. 311 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  90. 306 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
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  92. 304 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
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  97. 300 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  98. 298 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003
  99. 298 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2003