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 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

  1. 4957 citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 3927 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 3791 citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 3554 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 2458 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 2449 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1902 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1447 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1431 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1348 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1302 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 1268 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 1188 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 1158 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 1115 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 1041 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 969 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 957 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 925 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 902 citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 896 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 896 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 866 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 833 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 813 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. 791 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 774 citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 761 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 747 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 746 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 745 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 736 citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 735 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 710 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 695 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 694 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 685 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 680 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 667 citations up to the end of 2007
  40. 653 citations up to the end of 2007
  41. 653 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 642 citations up to the end of 2007
  43. 639 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. 639 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 639 citations up to the end of 2007
  46. 635 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 625 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. 619 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 608 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 605 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 603 citations up to the end of 2007
  52. 594 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 594 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

  54. 594 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 589 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 584 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 582 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 575 citations up to the end of 2007
  59. 569 citations up to the end of 2007
  60. 568 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 566 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 565 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 564 citations up to the end of 2007
  64. 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

  65. 553 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 551 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 549 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 545 citations up to the end of 2007
  69. 533 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 530 citations up to the end of 2007
  71. 529 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

  72. 528 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 527 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

  74. 527 citations up to the end of 2007
  75. 519 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 517 citations up to the end of 2007
  77. 509 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 507 citations up to the end of 2007
  79. 505 citations up to the end of 2007
  80. 493 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 487 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 486 citations up to the end of 2007
  83. 483 citations up to the end of 2007
  84. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  88. 471 citations up to the end of 2007
  89. 470 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 469 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 467 citations up to the end of 2007
  92. 466 citations up to the end of 2007
  93. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  94. 461 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 453 citations up to the end of 2007
    What powers ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies?
    R. Genzel et al.. Nov 1997. 63 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 498 (1998) 579
    MPE-PREPRINT-426
    DOI: 10.1086/305576
    e-Print: astro-ph/9711255 | PDF

  97. 450 citations up to the end of 2007
  98. 449 citations up to the end of 2007
  99. 447 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 444 citations up to the end of 2007