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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2009 edition) 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

  1. 5930 citations up to the end of 2009
  2. 5055 citations up to the end of 2009
  3. 4874 citations up to the end of 2009
  4. 4672 citations up to the end of 2009
  5. 4158 citations up to the end of 2009
  6. 2861 citations up to the end of 2009
  7. 2573 citations up to the end of 2009
  8. 2085 citations up to the end of 2009
  9. 1943 citations up to the end of 2009
  10. 1917 citations up to the end of 2009
  11. 1901 citations up to the end of 2009
  12. 1662 citations up to the end of 2009
  13. 1639 citations up to the end of 2009
  14. 1583 citations up to the end of 2009
  15. 1501 citations up to the end of 2009
  16. 1489 citations up to the end of 2009
  17. 1349 citations up to the end of 2009
  18. 1321 citations up to the end of 2009
  19. 1225 citations up to the end of 2009
  20. 1211 citations 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

  21. 1200 citations up to the end of 2009
  22. 1109 citations up to the end of 2009
  23. 1103 citations up to the end of 2009
  24. 1092 citations up to the end of 2009
  25. 1080 citations up to the end of 2009
  26. 1067 citations up to the end of 2009
  27. 1042 citations up to the end of 2009
  28. 1002 citations up to the end of 2009
  29. 993 citations up to the end of 2009
  30. 987 citations up to the end of 2009
  31. 977 citations up to the end of 2009
  32. 976 citations up to the end of 2009
  33. 952 citations 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

  34. 917 citations up to the end of 2009
  35. 908 citations up to the end of 2009
  36. 895 citations up to the end of 2009
  37. 890 citations up to the end of 2009
  38. 880 citations up to the end of 2009
  39. 844 citations up to the end of 2009
  40. 839 citations up to the end of 2009
  41. 835 citations up to the end of 2009
  42. 830 citations up to the end of 2009
  43. 816 citations up to the end of 2009
  44. 802 citations up to the end of 2009
  45. 787 citations up to the end of 2009
  46. 780 citations up to the end of 2009
  47. 770 citations 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

  48. 767 citations up to the end of 2009
  49. 767 citations up to the end of 2009
  50. 764 citations up to the end of 2009
  51. 759 citations up to the end of 2009
  52. 759 citations up to the end of 2009
  53. 755 citations up to the end of 2009
  54. 746 citations up to the end of 2009
  55. 743 citations up to the end of 2009
  56. 742 citations up to the end of 2009
  57. 740 citations 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

  58. 739 citations up to the end of 2009
  59. 738 citations up to the end of 2009
  60. 738 citations up to the end of 2009
  61. 720 citations up to the end of 2009
  62. 716 citations up to the end of 2009
  63. 712 citations up to the end of 2009
    Hybrid inflation
    Andrei D. Linde (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Jul 1993. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 748-754
    SU-ITP-93-17
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.748
    e-Print: astro-ph/9307002 | PDF

  64. 699 citations up to the end of 2009
  65. 688 citations up to the end of 2009
  66. 686 citations up to the end of 2009
  67. 686 citations up to the end of 2009
  68. 683 citations up to the end of 2009
  69. 671 citations up to the end of 2009
  70. 670 citations 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

  71. 668 citations up to the end of 2009
  72. 655 citations up to the end of 2009
  73. 650 citations up to the end of 2009
  74. 649 citations up to the end of 2009
  75. 647 citations up to the end of 2009
  76. 646 citations up to the end of 2009
  77. 638 citations up to the end of 2009
  78. 638 citations up to the end of 2009
  79. 636 citations up to the end of 2009
  80. 634 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  81. 633 citations up to the end of 2009
  82. 633 citations up to the end of 2009
  83. 630 citations up to the end of 2009
  84. 629 citations up to the end of 2009
  85. 624 citations up to the end of 2009
  86. 620 citations up to the end of 2009
  87. 620 citations up to the end of 2009
  88. 617 citations up to the end of 2009
  89. 612 citations up to the end of 2009
  90. 612 citations up to the end of 2009
  91. 611 citations up to the end of 2009
  92. 604 citations up to the end of 2009
  93. 602 citations up to the end of 2009
  94. 599 citations up to the end of 2009
  95. 597 citations up to the end of 2009
  96. 597 citations up to the end of 2009
  97. 596 citations up to the end of 2009
  98. 593 citations up to the end of 2009
  99. 589 citations up to the end of 2009
  100. 588 citations up to the end of 2009