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

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

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 1822 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 1774 citations up to the end of 2003
  3. 1513 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 917 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 853 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 816 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 732 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 683 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 668 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 663 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 614 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 604 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 592 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 574 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 535 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 533 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 532 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 503 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 493 citations up to the end of 2003
  20. 486 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 479 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 477 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 470 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 457 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 454 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 447 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 442 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 431 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  29. 417 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 407 citations up to the end of 2003
  31. 406 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 402 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 399 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 392 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 384 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 379 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 375 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 372 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  39. 372 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 372 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 367 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 363 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 357 citations up to the end of 2003
  44. 356 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
  46. 349 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 349 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 338 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 336 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 329 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 328 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 327 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 326 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 316 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 315 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 315 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 313 citations up to the end of 2003
  58. 312 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 300 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 300 citations up to the end of 2003
  61. 300 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 294 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 287 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 287 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 285 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 285 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 284 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 281 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 281 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 278 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 278 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 275 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 274 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 272 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 270 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 270 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 268 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 268 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  79. 268 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 265 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 264 citations up to the end of 2003
  82. 264 citations up to the end of 2003
  83. 263 citations up to the end of 2003
  84. 261 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 256 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 254 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 253 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 252 citations up to the end of 2003
  89. 251 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 250 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 250 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 249 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 248 citations up to the end of 2003
  94. 247 citations up to the end of 2003
  95. 246 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 245 citations up to the end of 2003
    The Global Schmidt law in star forming galaxies
    Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.). Dec 1997. 23 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 498 (1998) 541
    STEWARD-1419, STEWARD-OBSERVATORY-PREPRINT-1419
    DOI: 10.1086/305588
    e-Print: astro-ph/9712213 | PDF

  97. 245 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 244 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 244 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 244 citations up to the end of 2003