Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 6340 citations up to the end of 2010
  2. 5691 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 5503 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 5270 citations up to the end of 2010
  5. 4672 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 3051 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 2903 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 2764 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 2482 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 2162 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 2100 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 2038 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 1770 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 1731 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 1719 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 1686 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 1466 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  18. 1437 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 1387 citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 1362 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 1333 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 1271 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 1263 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 1229 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 1222 citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 1213 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 1145 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  28. 1140 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 1129 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 1103 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 1077 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 1062 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 1058 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 1046 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 1038 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 1020 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 1008 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 1004 citations up to the end of 2010
  39. 949 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 941 citations up to the end of 2010
  41. 937 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 914 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 904 citations up to the end of 2010
  44. 898 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 896 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 882 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 877 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 872 citations up to the end of 2010
  49. 867 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 858 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 858 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 855 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 853 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  54. 848 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 846 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 844 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 832 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 827 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 817 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 813 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  61. 811 citations up to the end of 2010
  62. 801 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 793 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 787 citations up to the end of 2010
  65. 785 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  66. 782 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 780 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 780 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 772 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 768 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 768 citations up to the end of 2010
  72. 766 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  73. 759 citations up to the end of 2010
  74. 758 citations up to the end of 2010
  75. 757 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 754 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 753 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 738 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  79. 730 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 726 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 726 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 726 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 708 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 706 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 705 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 704 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 698 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 697 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 697 citations up to the end of 2010
  90. 689 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 682 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 680 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 680 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 674 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 672 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 668 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 662 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 657 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 655 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 648 citations up to the end of 2010