Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) in math

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 edition) in the math 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. 532 citations up to the end of 2008
  2. 216 citations up to the end of 2008
  3. 206 citations up to the end of 2008
  4. 186 citations up to the end of 2008
  5. 184 citations up to the end of 2008
  6. 96 citations up to the end of 2008
  7. 96 citations up to the end of 2008
    The Intrinsic torsion of SU(3) and G(2) structures
    Simon Chiossi (Genoa U.), Simon Salamon (Turin Polytechnic). Feb 2002. 18 pp.
    Published in Submitted to: J.Diff.Geom.
    To appear in the proceedings of Conference: C01-05-08.4
    e-Print: math/0202282 | PDF

  8. 94 citations up to the end of 2008
  9. 93 citations up to the end of 2008
  10. 84 citations up to the end of 2008
  11. 80 citations up to the end of 2008
  12. 79 citations up to the end of 2008
  13. 75 citations up to the end of 2008
    The Octonions
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside, Math. Dept.). May 2001. 56 pp.
    Published in Bull.Am.Math.Soc. 39 (2002) 145-205
    DOI: 10.1090/S0273-0979-01-00934-X
    e-Print: math/0105155 | PDF

  14. 73 citations up to the end of 2008
  15. 70 citations up to the end of 2008
  16. 69 citations up to the end of 2008
  17. 69 citations up to the end of 2008
  18. 67 citations up to the end of 2008
  19. 65 citations up to the end of 2008
  20. 63 citations up to the end of 2008
  21. 62 citations up to the end of 2008
    Standard model bundles
    Ron Donagi (Pennsylvania U., Dept. Math.), Burt A. Ovrut (Pennsylvania U.), Tony Pantev (Pennsylvania U., Dept. Math.), Dan Waldram (CERN & Rockefeller U.). Aug 2000. 45 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 5 (2002) 563-615
    CERN-TH-2000-203, CERN-TH-2000-203-A, UPR-894-T, RU-00-5-B
    e-Print: math/0008010 | PDF

  22. 60 citations up to the end of 2008
  23. 60 citations up to the end of 2008
  24. 56 citations up to the end of 2008
  25. 56 citations up to the end of 2008
  26. 52 citations up to the end of 2008
  27. 51 citations up to the end of 2008
  28. 51 citations up to the end of 2008
  29. 51 citations up to the end of 2008
  30. 51 citations up to the end of 2008
  31. 50 citations up to the end of 2008
  32. 50 citations up to the end of 2008
  33. 50 citations up to the end of 2008
  34. 50 citations up to the end of 2008
  35. 48 citations up to the end of 2008
  36. 48 citations up to the end of 2008
    XSummer: Transcendental functions and symbolic summation in form
    S. Moch (DESY, Zeuthen), P. Uwer (CERN). Jul 2005. 21 pp.
    Published in Comput.Phys.Commun. 174 (2006) 759-770
    DESY-05-104, SFB-CPP-05-24, CERN-PH-TH-2005-124
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2005.12.014
    e-Print: math-ph/0508008 | PDF

  37. 47 citations up to the end of 2008
  38. 46 citations up to the end of 2008
  39. 45 citations up to the end of 2008
  40. 44 citations up to the end of 2008
  41. 44 citations up to the end of 2008
  42. 44 citations up to the end of 2008
  43. 44 citations up to the end of 2008
  44. 43 citations up to the end of 2008
  45. 42 citations up to the end of 2008
  46. 42 citations up to the end of 2008
  47. 40 citations up to the end of 2008
  48. 39 citations up to the end of 2008
  49. 39 citations up to the end of 2008
  50. 39 citations up to the end of 2008
  51. 39 citations up to the end of 2008
  52. 36 citations up to the end of 2008
  53. 36 citations up to the end of 2008
  54. 36 citations up to the end of 2008
  55. 35 citations up to the end of 2008
  56. 34 citations up to the end of 2008
  57. 33 citations up to the end of 2008
  58. 33 citations up to the end of 2008
  59. 33 citations up to the end of 2008
  60. 33 citations up to the end of 2008
  61. 33 citations up to the end of 2008
    Selfdual Einstein metrics with torus symmetry
    David M.J. Calderbank, Henrik Pedersen. May 2001. 37 pp.
    Published in J.Diff.Geom. 60 (2002) no.3, 485-521
    EDINBURGH-MS-00-022-REVISED-SUBJ-CLASS:-DIFFERENTIAL-GEOMETRY
    e-Print: math/0105263 | PDF

  62. 33 citations up to the end of 2008
  63. 31 citations up to the end of 2008
  64. 31 citations up to the end of 2008
  65. 29 citations up to the end of 2008
  66. 28 citations up to the end of 2008
  67. 27 citations up to the end of 2008
  68. 27 citations up to the end of 2008
  69. 27 citations up to the end of 2008
  70. 26 citations up to the end of 2008
  71. 26 citations up to the end of 2008
  72. 25 citations up to the end of 2008
  73. 24 citations up to the end of 2008
  74. 24 citations up to the end of 2008
  75. 24 citations up to the end of 2008
  76. 24 citations up to the end of 2008
  77. 23 citations up to the end of 2008
  78. 23 citations up to the end of 2008
  79. 22 citations up to the end of 2008
  80. 22 citations up to the end of 2008
  81. 21 citations up to the end of 2008
  82. 21 citations up to the end of 2008
  83. 20 citations up to the end of 2008
  84. 20 citations up to the end of 2008
  85. 20 citations up to the end of 2008
  86. 19 citations up to the end of 2008
    Quantum Teichmuller space
    L. Chekhov (Steklov Math. Inst., Moscow), V.V. Fock (Moscow, ITEP). Aug 1999. 16 pp.
    Published in Theor.Math.Phys. 120 (1999) 1245-1259, Teor.Mat.Fiz. 120 (1999) 511-528
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02557246
    e-Print: math/9908165 | PDF

  87. 19 citations up to the end of 2008
  88. 18 citations up to the end of 2008
  89. 18 citations up to the end of 2008
  90. 17 citations up to the end of 2008
  91. 16 citations up to the end of 2008
  92. 15 citations up to the end of 2008
    Derived brackets
    Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach (Ecole Polytechnique). Dec 2003. 26 pp.
    Published in Lett.Math.Phys. 69 (2004) 61-87
    DOI: 10.1007/s11005-004-0608-8
    Lectures given at Conference: C03-06-13.2
    e-Print: math/0312524 | PDF

  93. 15 citations up to the end of 2008
  94. 15 citations up to the end of 2008
  95. 15 citations up to the end of 2008
  96. 15 citations up to the end of 2008
  97. 14 citations up to the end of 2008
  98. 14 citations up to the end of 2008
  99. 13 citations up to the end of 2008
  100. 13 citations up to the end of 2008