Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 edition) cited by papers 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 2006 editions

2006 reports for eprints

511 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.) et al.). 2014. 1676 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C38 (2014) 090001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

  1. 3009 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  2. 2576 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  3. 1918 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  4. 1828 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  5. 1571 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  6. 1527 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  7. 1280 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  8. 1252 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  9. 1185 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  10. 1107 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  11. 1102 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  12. 1099 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  13. 1091 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  14. 1067 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  15. 1060 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  16. 1049 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  17. 1041 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  18. 999 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  19. 947 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  20. 909 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  21. 856 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  22. 823 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  23. 809 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
    Structure in the COBE differential microwave radiometer first year maps
    COBE Collaboration (George F. Smoot et al.). Apr 1992. 19 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 396 (1992) L1-L5
    PRINT-92-0148 (UC,BERKELEY)
    DOI: 10.1086/186504

  24. 798 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  25. 797 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  26. 788 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  27. 767 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  28. 747 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  29. 736 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  30. 731 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  31. 702 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  32. 693 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  33. 681 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  34. 678 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  35. 677 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  36. 670 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  37. 664 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  38. 663 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
    SExtractor: Software for source extraction
    E. Bertin, S. Arnouts. Jun 1996. 12 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys.Suppl.Ser. 117 (1996) 393-404
    DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996164

  39. 655 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  40. 653 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  41. 650 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  42. 647 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  43. 646 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  44. 645 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  45. 640 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  46. 632 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  47. 627 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  48. 625 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  49. 622 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  50. 619 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  51. 606 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  52. 605 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  53. 592 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  54. 578 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  55. 574 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  56. 565 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  57. 565 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  58. 561 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  59. 548 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  60. 544 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  61. 544 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  62. 540 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  63. 530 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  64. 526 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  65. 522 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  66. 520 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  67. 518 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  68. 516 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  69. 513 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  70. 512 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  71. 511 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  72. 509 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  73. 507 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  74. 506 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  75. 505 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  76. 504 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  77. 500 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  78. 500 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  79. 498 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  80. 496 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  81. 493 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  82. 491 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  83. 491 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  84. 486 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  85. 485 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  86. 484 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  87. 484 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  88. 481 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  89. 481 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  90. 471 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  91. 466 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  92. 465 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
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  94. 462 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
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  96. 459 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  97. 458 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  98. 458 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006
  99. 458 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2006