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 2018-12-30. 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 1829 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 1780 citations up to the end of 2003
  3. 1513 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 918 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 855 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 825 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 734 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 685 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 669 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 669 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 616 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 609 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 593 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 574 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 538 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 536 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 532 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 504 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 494 citations up to the end of 2003
  20. 488 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 487 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 481 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 473 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 459 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 457 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 451 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 442 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 432 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. 407 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 403 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 402 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 392 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 388 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 383 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 380 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 377 citations up to the end of 2003
  39. 375 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 374 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

  41. 368 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 366 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 361 citations up to the end of 2003
  44. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 351 citations up to the end of 2003
  46. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 348 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 339 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 337 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 330 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 330 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 329 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 329 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 318 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 318 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 316 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 315 citations up to the end of 2003
  58. 312 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 302 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. 296 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 292 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 289 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 286 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. 280 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 278 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 277 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. 272 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 270 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 270 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 269 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. 269 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 268 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 267 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. 263 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 256 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 255 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 254 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 253 citations up to the end of 2003
  89. 252 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 252 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 251 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 250 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 249 citations up to the end of 2003
  94. 247 citations up to the end of 2003
  95. 247 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 246 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 246 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

  98. 246 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 245 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 244 citations up to the end of 2003