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 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

  1. 1809 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 1765 citations up to the end of 2003
  3. 1510 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 914 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 845 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 803 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 717 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 680 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 659 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 652 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 602 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 597 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 578 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 571 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 530 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 529 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 520 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 501 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 486 citations up to the end of 2003
  20. 478 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 475 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 467 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 463 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 453 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 451 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 443 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 442 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 425 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. 412 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 401 citations up to the end of 2003
  31. 399 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 398 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 390 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 389 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 381 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 375 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 372 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 371 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. 369 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 362 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 359 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 356 citations up to the end of 2003
  44. 355 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
  46. 347 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 346 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 337 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 334 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 326 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 325 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 325 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 325 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 314 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 314 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 312 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 307 citations up to the end of 2003
  58. 302 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. 298 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 294 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 285 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 283 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 282 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 282 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 281 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 279 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 279 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 277 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 271 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 271 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 270 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 270 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 268 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 266 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 264 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 264 citations up to the end of 2003
  79. 264 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 261 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 261 citations up to the end of 2003
  82. 259 citations up to the end of 2003
  83. 258 citations up to the end of 2003
  84. 255 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 250 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 249 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 249 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 249 citations up to the end of 2003
  89. 247 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 247 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 245 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 245 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 245 citations up to the end of 2003
  94. 244 citations up to the end of 2003
  95. 244 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 243 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 243 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 242 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 241 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 241 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