Top Cited Articles during 2008 in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2008 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. 1633 citations in 2008
  2. 822 citations in 2008
  3. 802 citations in 2008
  4. 787 citations in 2008
  5. 754 citations in 2008
  6. 721 citations in 2008
  7. 448 citations in 2008
  8. 432 citations in 2008
  9. 420 citations in 2008
  10. 416 citations in 2008
  11. 410 citations in 2008
  12. 354 citations in 2008
  13. 346 citations in 2008
  14. 345 citations in 2008
  15. 334 citations in 2008
  16. 320 citations in 2008
  17. 298 citations in 2008
  18. 288 citations in 2008
  19. 285 citations in 2008
  20. 277 citations in 2008
  21. 276 citations in 2008
  22. 255 citations in 2008
  23. 255 citations in 2008
  24. 241 citations in 2008
  25. 240 citations 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

  26. 240 citations in 2008
  27. 224 citations in 2008
  28. 223 citations in 2008
  29. 218 citations in 2008
  30. 216 citations in 2008
  31. 209 citations in 2008
  32. 209 citations in 2008
  33. 201 citations in 2008
  34. 194 citations 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

  35. 193 citations 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

  36. 191 citations in 2008
  37. 185 citations in 2008
  38. 185 citations in 2008
  39. 185 citations in 2008
  40. 184 citations in 2008
  41. 178 citations in 2008
  42. 177 citations in 2008
  43. 176 citations in 2008
  44. 176 citations 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

  45. 174 citations in 2008
  46. 171 citations in 2008
  47. 171 citations in 2008
  48. 171 citations in 2008
  49. 169 citations in 2008
  50. 168 citations in 2008
  51. 168 citations in 2008
  52. 168 citations in 2008
  53. 166 citations in 2008
  54. 160 citations in 2008
  55. 159 citations in 2008
  56. 158 citations in 2008
  57. 156 citations in 2008
  58. 154 citations in 2008
  59. 152 citations 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

  60. 150 citations in 2008
  61. 150 citations 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

  62. 148 citations in 2008
  63. 147 citations in 2008
  64. 144 citations in 2008
  65. 143 citations in 2008
  66. 141 citations in 2008
  67. 139 citations in 2008
  68. 139 citations in 2008
  69. 138 citations in 2008
  70. 136 citations in 2008
  71. 136 citations in 2008
  72. 135 citations in 2008
  73. 132 citations in 2008
  74. 132 citations in 2008
  75. 132 citations in 2008
  76. 130 citations in 2008
  77. 128 citations in 2008
  78. 127 citations 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

  79. 127 citations in 2008
  80. 120 citations 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

  81. 120 citations in 2008
  82. 119 citations 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

  83. 118 citations in 2008
  84. 118 citations in 2008
  85. 116 citations in 2008
  86. 116 citations in 2008
  87. 115 citations in 2008
  88. 115 citations in 2008
  89. 115 citations in 2008
  90. 114 citations in 2008
  91. 111 citations in 2008
  92. 111 citations in 2008
  93. 111 citations in 2008
  94. 111 citations in 2008
  95. 110 citations in 2008
  96. 110 citations in 2008
  97. 110 citations in 2008
  98. 109 citations in 2008
  99. 109 citations in 2008
  100. 108 citations in 2008