Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 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 2004 editions

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 2249 citations up to the end of 2004
  2. 2193 citations up to the end of 2004
  3. 2083 citations up to the end of 2004
  4. 1928 citations up to the end of 2004
  5. 1155 citations up to the end of 2004
  6. 1062 citations up to the end of 2004
  7. 920 citations up to the end of 2004
  8. 883 citations up to the end of 2004
  9. 851 citations up to the end of 2004
  10. 787 citations up to the end of 2004
  11. 739 citations up to the end of 2004
  12. 672 citations up to the end of 2004
  13. 670 citations up to the end of 2004
  14. 669 citations up to the end of 2004
  15. 639 citations up to the end of 2004
  16. 628 citations up to the end of 2004
  17. 615 citations up to the end of 2004
  18. 593 citations up to the end of 2004
  19. 589 citations up to the end of 2004
  20. 575 citations up to the end of 2004
  21. 567 citations up to the end of 2004
  22. 560 citations up to the end of 2004
  23. 543 citations up to the end of 2004
  24. 506 citations up to the end of 2004
  25. 505 citations up to the end of 2004
  26. 505 citations up to the end of 2004
  27. 479 citations up to the end of 2004
  28. 475 citations up to the end of 2004
  29. 460 citations up to the end of 2004
  30. 457 citations up to the end of 2004
  31. 454 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  32. 447 citations up to the end of 2004
  33. 446 citations up to the end of 2004
  34. 444 citations up to the end of 2004
  35. 436 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  36. 429 citations up to the end of 2004
  37. 426 citations up to the end of 2004
  38. 425 citations up to the end of 2004
  39. 424 citations up to the end of 2004
  40. 424 citations up to the end of 2004
  41. 421 citations up to the end of 2004
  42. 409 citations up to the end of 2004
  43. 404 citations up to the end of 2004
  44. 404 citations up to the end of 2004
  45. 403 citations up to the end of 2004
  46. 402 citations up to the end of 2004
  47. 399 citations up to the end of 2004
  48. 395 citations up to the end of 2004
  49. 394 citations up to the end of 2004
  50. 393 citations up to the end of 2004
  51. 386 citations up to the end of 2004
  52. 382 citations up to the end of 2004
  53. 379 citations up to the end of 2004
  54. 378 citations up to the end of 2004
  55. 377 citations up to the end of 2004
  56. 375 citations up to the end of 2004
  57. 373 citations up to the end of 2004
  58. 371 citations up to the end of 2004
  59. 364 citations up to the end of 2004
  60. 361 citations up to the end of 2004
  61. 359 citations up to the end of 2004
  62. 343 citations up to the end of 2004
  63. 341 citations up to the end of 2004
  64. 335 citations up to the end of 2004
  65. 335 citations up to the end of 2004
  66. 332 citations up to the end of 2004
  67. 330 citations up to the end of 2004
  68. 330 citations up to the end of 2004
  69. 329 citations up to the end of 2004
  70. 327 citations up to the end of 2004
  71. 327 citations up to the end of 2004
  72. 324 citations up to the end of 2004
  73. 320 citations up to the end of 2004
    Star formation in galaxies along the Hubble sequence
    Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.). Jul 1998. 41 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 36 (1998) 189-231
    STEWARD-1454, STEWARD-OBSERVATORY-PREPRINT-1454
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev.astro.36.1.189
    e-Print: astro-ph/9807187 | PDF

  74. 319 citations up to the end of 2004
  75. 318 citations up to the end of 2004
    Dwarf galaxies of the Local Group
    Mario Mateo (Michigan U.). Oct 1998. 66 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 36 (1998) 435-506
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev.astro.36.1.435
    e-Print: astro-ph/9810070 | PDF

  76. 317 citations up to the end of 2004
  77. 316 citations up to the end of 2004
  78. 316 citations up to the end of 2004
  79. 314 citations up to the end of 2004
  80. 313 citations up to the end of 2004
  81. 312 citations up to the end of 2004
  82. 310 citations up to the end of 2004
  83. 308 citations up to the end of 2004
  84. 302 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  85. 302 citations up to the end of 2004
  86. 302 citations up to the end of 2004
  87. 301 citations up to the end of 2004
  88. 301 citations up to the end of 2004
  89. 299 citations up to the end of 2004
  90. 297 citations up to the end of 2004
  91. 297 citations up to the end of 2004
  92. 296 citations up to the end of 2004
  93. 292 citations up to the end of 2004
  94. 291 citations up to the end of 2004
  95. 289 citations up to the end of 2004
  96. 287 citations up to the end of 2004
  97. 287 citations up to the end of 2004
  98. 284 citations up to the end of 2004
  99. 283 citations up to the end of 2004
  100. 282 citations up to the end of 2004