Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 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 2005 editions

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 3278 citations up to the end of 2005
  2. 2761 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2675 citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 2456 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1724 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 1325 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 1050 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 1004 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 988 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 910 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 865 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 844 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 813 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 750 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 739 citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 719 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 691 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 667 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 660 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 645 citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 635 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 617 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 611 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 603 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 590 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 585 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 579 citations up to the end of 2005
  28. 562 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 553 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 548 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 536 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 531 citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 526 citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 521 citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 515 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 506 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 506 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 505 citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 497 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  40. 491 citations up to the end of 2005
  41. 486 citations up to the end of 2005
  42. 484 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 481 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  44. 478 citations up to the end of 2005
  45. 475 citations up to the end of 2005
  46. 475 citations up to the end of 2005
  47. 475 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 471 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 461 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 459 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 459 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  52. 458 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 456 citations up to the end of 2005
  54. 455 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 433 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 431 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 428 citations up to the end of 2005
  59. 423 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 422 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 421 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  62. 419 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 419 citations up to the end of 2005
  64. 417 citations up to the end of 2005
  65. 416 citations up to the end of 2005
  66. 415 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 407 citations up to the end of 2005
  68. 406 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 404 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 404 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 399 citations up to the end of 2005
  72. 392 citations up to the end of 2005
  73. 391 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 387 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 387 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  76. 386 citations up to the end of 2005
  77. 383 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 383 citations up to the end of 2005
  79. 377 citations up to the end of 2005
  80. 376 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 370 citations up to the end of 2005
  82. 369 citations up to the end of 2005
  83. 367 citations up to the end of 2005
  84. 364 citations up to the end of 2005
  85. 364 citations up to the end of 2005
  86. 357 citations up to the end of 2005
  87. 357 citations up to the end of 2005
  88. 356 citations up to the end of 2005
  89. 356 citations up to the end of 2005
  90. 356 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 353 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 353 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 352 citations up to the end of 2005
  94. 347 citations up to the end of 2005
  95. 343 citations up to the end of 2005
    The Sloan digital sky survey photometric camera
    SDSS Collaboration (J.E. Gunn (Princeton U. Observ.) et al.). Sep 1998. 108 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 116 (1998) 3040
    FERMILAB-PUB-98-419-CD, ICR-435-98-31, ICRR-REPORT-435-98-31, POPE-774
    DOI: 10.1086/300645
    e-Print: astro-ph/9809085 | PDF

  96. 343 citations up to the end of 2005
  97. 341 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 337 citations up to the end of 2005
  99. 334 citations up to the end of 2005
  100. 328 citations up to the end of 2005