Top Cited Articles during 2008 by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2008 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

  1. 1000 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  2. 710 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  3. 489 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  4. 437 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  5. 418 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  6. 402 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  7. 401 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  8. 362 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  9. 362 citations by astro-ph eprints in 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

  10. 352 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  11. 335 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  12. 309 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  13. 300 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  14. 283 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  15. 271 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  16. 269 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  17. 264 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  18. 252 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  19. 243 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  20. 238 citations by astro-ph eprints in 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

  21. 237 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  22. 234 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  23. 228 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  24. 228 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  25. 225 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  26. 215 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  27. 204 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  28. 201 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  29. 200 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  30. 193 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  31. 190 citations by astro-ph eprints in 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

  32. 188 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
    The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
    Swift Science Collaboration (N. Gehrels et al.). May 2004. 38 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 611 (2004) 1005-1020, Erratum: Astrophys.J. 621 (2005) 558
    DOI: 10.1086/422091, 10.1086/427409
    e-Print: astro-ph/0405233 | PDF

  33. 186 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  34. 182 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  35. 182 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  36. 180 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  37. 179 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  38. 179 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  39. 178 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
    The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
    Swift Team (N. Gehrels for the collaboration). 2004. 5 pp.
    Published in AIP Conf.Proc. 727 (2004) 637-641
    DOI: 10.1063/1.1810924
    Conference: C03-09-08.1 Proceedings

  40. 176 citations by astro-ph eprints in 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

  41. 176 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  42. 175 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  43. 175 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  44. 171 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  45. 169 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  46. 169 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  47. 166 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  48. 166 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  49. 165 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  50. 165 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  51. 165 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  52. 165 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  53. 163 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  54. 163 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  55. 160 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  56. 159 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
    The Sixth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
    SDSS Collaboration (Jennifer K. Adelman-McCarthy et al.). Jul 2007. 19 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J.Suppl. 175 (2008) 297-313
    FERMILAB-PUB-07-569-CD, SLAC-PUB-12772
    DOI: 10.1086/524984
    e-Print: arXiv:0707.3413 [astro-ph] | PDF

  57. 158 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  58. 158 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  59. 154 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  60. 153 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  61. 151 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  62. 150 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
    The host galaxies of AGN
    SDSS Collaboration (Guinevere Kauffmann et al.). Apr 2003. 44 pp.
    Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 346 (2003) 1055
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2003.07154.x
    e-Print: astro-ph/0304239 | PDF

  63. 148 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  64. 147 citations by astro-ph eprints in 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

  65. 146 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  66. 144 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  67. 144 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  68. 143 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  69. 141 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  70. 140 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  71. 139 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  72. 138 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  73. 138 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  74. 137 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  75. 136 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  76. 134 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  77. 133 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  78. 131 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  79. 129 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  80. 128 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  81. 127 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  82. 127 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
    The USNO-B catalog
    David G. Monet et al.. Oct 2002. 10 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 125 (2003) 984-993
    DOI: 10.1086/345888
    e-Print: astro-ph/0210694 | PDF

  83. 125 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  84. 125 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  85. 123 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  86. 121 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  87. 120 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  88. 118 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  89. 117 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  90. 117 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  91. 116 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  92. 116 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  93. 115 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  94. 114 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  95. 114 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  96. 114 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  97. 113 citations by astro-ph eprints in 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

  98. 113 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008
  99. 112 citations by astro-ph eprints in 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

  100. 112 citations by astro-ph eprints in 2008