Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 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 2007 editions

2007 reports for eprints

586 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 3532 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  2. 2961 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  3. 2194 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  4. 2095 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  5. 1806 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  6. 1788 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  7. 1512 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  8. 1392 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  9. 1390 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  10. 1388 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  11. 1332 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  12. 1301 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  13. 1298 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  14. 1298 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  15. 1271 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  16. 1209 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  17. 1137 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  18. 1099 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  19. 1088 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  20. 1084 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  21. 1032 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  22. 951 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  23. 935 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  24. 929 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  25. 907 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  26. 906 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  27. 904 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  28. 888 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  29. 875 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  30. 850 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  31. 840 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  32. 823 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  33. 818 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  34. 805 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
    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. 793 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  36. 783 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  37. 778 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  38. 773 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  39. 772 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  40. 765 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  41. 747 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  42. 743 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  43. 742 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  44. 736 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  45. 727 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  46. 725 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  47. 714 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  48. 711 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  49. 711 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  50. 702 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  51. 677 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  52. 675 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  53. 666 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  54. 657 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  55. 644 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  56. 640 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  57. 639 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  58. 636 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  59. 633 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  60. 627 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  61. 623 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  62. 603 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  63. 602 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  64. 599 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  65. 598 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  66. 596 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  67. 594 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  68. 590 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  69. 586 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  70. 583 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  71. 579 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  72. 577 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  73. 566 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  74. 559 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  75. 558 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
    The Stellar initial mass function
    J.M. Scalo. 1986. 278 pp.
    Published in Fund.Cosmic Phys. 11 (1986) 1-278

  76. 558 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  77. 556 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  78. 556 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  79. 556 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  80. 556 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  81. 551 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  82. 548 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  83. 547 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  84. 541 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  85. 541 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  86. 540 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  87. 535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  88. 535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  89. 533 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  90. 526 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  91. 525 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  92. 524 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  93. 524 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  94. 523 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  95. 522 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  96. 517 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  97. 515 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  98. 513 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007
  99. 511 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2007