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

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

2006 reports for eprints

  1. 4210 citations up to the end of 2006
  2. 3311 citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 3196 citations up to the end of 2006
  4. 3024 citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 2121 citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 1603 citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 1216 citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 1141 citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 1135 citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 1086 citations up to the end of 2006
  11. 1047 citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 1045 citations up to the end of 2006
  13. 1018 citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 1003 citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 900 citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 872 citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 821 citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 810 citations up to the end of 2006
  19. 800 citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 795 citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 782 citations up to the end of 2006
  22. 776 citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 749 citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 712 citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 698 citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 665 citations up to the end of 2006
  27. 654 citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 652 citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 648 citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 645 citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 641 citations up to the end of 2006
  32. 637 citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 628 citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 626 citations 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

  35. 624 citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 610 citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 610 citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 596 citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 591 citations up to the end of 2006
  40. 586 citations up to the end of 2006
  41. 583 citations up to the end of 2006
  42. 573 citations up to the end of 2006
  43. 563 citations up to the end of 2006
  44. 554 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  45. 548 citations up to the end of 2006
  46. 537 citations up to the end of 2006
  47. 532 citations up to the end of 2006
  48. 525 citations up to the end of 2006
  49. 524 citations up to the end of 2006
  50. 524 citations up to the end of 2006
  51. 522 citations up to the end of 2006
  52. 522 citations up to the end of 2006
  53. 518 citations up to the end of 2006
  54. 514 citations up to the end of 2006
  55. 512 citations up to the end of 2006
  56. 509 citations up to the end of 2006
  57. 508 citations up to the end of 2006
  58. 507 citations up to the end of 2006
  59. 506 citations 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

  60. 505 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  61. 503 citations up to the end of 2006
  62. 492 citations up to the end of 2006
  63. 492 citations 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

  64. 491 citations up to the end of 2006
  65. 490 citations up to the end of 2006
  66. 486 citations up to the end of 2006
  67. 477 citations up to the end of 2006
  68. 471 citations up to the end of 2006
  69. 470 citations up to the end of 2006
  70. 468 citations up to the end of 2006
  71. 468 citations up to the end of 2006
  72. 460 citations up to the end of 2006
  73. 453 citations up to the end of 2006
  74. 450 citations up to the end of 2006
  75. 446 citations up to the end of 2006
    The u'g'r'i'z' Standard star system
    SDSS Collaboration (J.Allyn Smith et al.). Feb 2002. 50 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 123 (2002) 2121-2144
    FERMILAB-PUB-02-022-A
    DOI: 10.1086/339311
    e-Print: astro-ph/0201143 | PDF

  76. 442 citations up to the end of 2006
  77. 439 citations up to the end of 2006
  78. 438 citations up to the end of 2006
  79. 434 citations up to the end of 2006
  80. 432 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  81. 429 citations up to the end of 2006
  82. 428 citations up to the end of 2006
  83. 424 citations up to the end of 2006
  84. 424 citations up to the end of 2006
  85. 424 citations up to the end of 2006
  86. 417 citations up to the end of 2006
  87. 411 citations up to the end of 2006
  88. 411 citations up to the end of 2006
  89. 407 citations up to the end of 2006
  90. 407 citations up to the end of 2006
  91. 404 citations up to the end of 2006
  92. 404 citations up to the end of 2006
  93. 401 citations up to the end of 2006
  94. 400 citations up to the end of 2006
  95. 398 citations up to the end of 2006
  96. 398 citations up to the end of 2006
  97. 397 citations up to the end of 2006
  98. 395 citations up to the end of 2006
  99. 390 citations up to the end of 2006
  100. 389 citations up to the end of 2006