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

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

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 4896 citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 3877 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 3743 citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 3546 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 2429 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 2424 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1884 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1447 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1406 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1333 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1289 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 1250 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 1158 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 1144 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 1094 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 1042 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 955 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 951 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 920 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 894 citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 889 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 884 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 862 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 814 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 811 citations 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

  26. 789 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 754 citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 747 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 743 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 742 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 730 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 727 citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 725 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 694 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 687 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 679 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 679 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 674 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 656 citations up to the end of 2007
  40. 652 citations up to the end of 2007
  41. 649 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 633 citations up to the end of 2007
  43. 632 citations 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

  44. 627 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 627 citations up to the end of 2007
  46. 626 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 619 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  48. 615 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 607 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 600 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 596 citations up to the end of 2007
  52. 593 citations 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

  53. 593 citations up to the end of 2007
  54. 585 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 581 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 575 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 568 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 566 citations up to the end of 2007
  59. 565 citations up to the end of 2007
  60. 561 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 561 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 558 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 557 citations 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

  64. 551 citations up to the end of 2007
  65. 548 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 548 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 543 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 537 citations up to the end of 2007
  69. 527 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 526 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  71. 526 citations up to the end of 2007
  72. 525 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 523 citations up to the end of 2007
  74. 521 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  75. 515 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 510 citations up to the end of 2007
  77. 503 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 503 citations up to the end of 2007
  79. 495 citations up to the end of 2007
  80. 487 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 486 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 485 citations up to the end of 2007
  83. 479 citations up to the end of 2007
  84. 478 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 477 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 476 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 474 citations up to the end of 2007
  88. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  89. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 462 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 461 citations up to the end of 2007
  92. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  93. 459 citations up to the end of 2007
  94. 459 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 444 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 442 citations up to the end of 2007
  97. 441 citations up to the end of 2007
  98. 441 citations up to the end of 2007
  99. 440 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 439 citations up to the end of 2007