Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 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 2008 editions

2008 reports for eprints

656 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008PDG 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. 4052 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  2. 3271 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  3. 2416 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  4. 2307 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  5. 2097 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  6. 2068 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  7. 2058 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  8. 1678 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  9. 1530 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  10. 1520 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  11. 1519 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  12. 1510 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  13. 1476 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  14. 1472 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  15. 1424 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  16. 1370 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  17. 1272 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  18. 1264 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  19. 1242 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  20. 1187 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  21. 1131 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  22. 1123 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  23. 1077 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  24. 1035 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  25. 1032 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  26. 1026 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  27. 1025 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  28. 992 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  29. 983 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  30. 979 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  31. 957 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  32. 916 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  33. 911 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  34. 905 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  35. 904 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  36. 896 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  37. 874 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  38. 857 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  39. 846 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  40. 844 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  41. 825 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  42. 821 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  43. 816 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  44. 815 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  45. 802 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  46. 798 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  47. 797 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  48. 778 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  49. 770 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  50. 766 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  51. 763 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  52. 762 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  53. 761 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  54. 754 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  55. 742 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  56. 740 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  57. 733 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  58. 730 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  59. 718 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  60. 712 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  61. 696 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  62. 695 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  63. 684 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  64. 676 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  65. 670 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  66. 668 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  67. 667 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  68. 662 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  69. 661 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  70. 657 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  71. 656 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  72. 656 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  73. 646 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  74. 641 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  75. 641 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
    M.F. Skrutskie et al.. Feb 2006. 21 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 131 (2006) 1163-1183
    DOI: 10.1086/498708

  76. 638 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  77. 626 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  78. 618 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  79. 615 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  80. 611 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  81. 610 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  82. 606 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  83. 604 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  84. 599 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  85. 595 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  86. 594 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  87. 593 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  88. 590 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  89. 588 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  90. 585 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  91. 584 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  92. 584 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  93. 583 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  94. 579 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  95. 576 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  96. 576 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  97. 573 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  98. 572 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008
  99. 571 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2008