Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2009 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 2009 editions

2009 reports for eprints

736 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009PDG 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. 4644 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  2. 3534 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  3. 2710 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  4. 2586 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  5. 2483 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  6. 2373 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  7. 2358 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  8. 2007 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  9. 1810 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  10. 1769 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  11. 1655 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  12. 1648 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  13. 1646 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  14. 1638 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  15. 1631 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  16. 1522 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  17. 1521 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  18. 1412 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  19. 1405 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  20. 1259 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  21. 1256 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  22. 1209 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  23. 1201 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  24. 1196 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  25. 1182 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  26. 1176 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  27. 1167 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  28. 1150 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  29. 1147 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  30. 1127 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  31. 1070 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  32. 1064 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  33. 1059 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  34. 1016 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  35. 1007 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  36. 991 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  37. 972 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  38. 971 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  39. 962 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  40. 954 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  41. 946 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  42. 941 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  43. 924 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  44. 923 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  45. 919 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  46. 913 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  47. 909 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  48. 907 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  49. 897 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  50. 870 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  51. 867 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  52. 863 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  53. 862 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  54. 856 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  55. 855 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  56. 834 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  57. 832 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  58. 829 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  59. 823 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  60. 816 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  61. 810 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  62. 807 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  63. 802 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  64. 775 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  65. 768 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  66. 754 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  67. 752 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  68. 750 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  69. 747 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  70. 733 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  71. 733 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  72. 733 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  73. 732 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  74. 730 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  75. 726 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  76. 722 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  77. 718 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  78. 713 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  79. 713 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  80. 712 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  81. 709 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  82. 704 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  83. 703 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  84. 684 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  85. 683 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  86. 682 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  87. 681 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  88. 678 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  89. 676 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  90. 674 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  91. 672 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  92. 669 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  93. 662 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  94. 658 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  95. 655 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  96. 653 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  97. 643 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
    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. 641 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009
  99. 638 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2009