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 2018-12-30. 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. 6417 citations up to the end of 2010
  2. 5768 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 5586 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 5279 citations up to the end of 2010
  5. 4722 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 3102 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 2931 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 2801 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 2486 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 2191 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 2127 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 2042 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 1792 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 1749 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 1727 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 1717 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 1469 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. 1456 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 1420 citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 1365 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 1338 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 1293 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 1282 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 1234 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 1232 citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 1225 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 1158 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 1153 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

  29. 1131 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 1117 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 1102 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 1075 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 1069 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 1054 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 1042 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 1024 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 1016 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 1006 citations up to the end of 2010
  39. 958 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 954 citations up to the end of 2010
  41. 945 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 936 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 908 citations up to the end of 2010
  44. 907 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 895 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 895 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 890 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 886 citations up to the end of 2010
  49. 875 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 870 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 860 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 859 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

  53. 858 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 857 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 854 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 854 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 839 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 838 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 836 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 826 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 814 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

  62. 807 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 804 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 796 citations up to the end of 2010
  65. 794 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 792 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

  67. 792 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 784 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 784 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 780 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 775 citations up to the end of 2010
  72. 775 citations up to the end of 2010
  73. 770 citations up to the end of 2010
    The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
    Swift Science Collaboration (N. Gehrels (NASA, Goddard) et al.). May 2004. 38 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 611 (2004) 1005-1020, Erratum: Astrophys.J. 621 (2005) 558
    DOI: 10.1086/427409, 10.1086/422091
    e-Print: astro-ph/0405233 | PDF

  74. 765 citations up to the end of 2010
  75. 764 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 764 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 757 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 742 citations up to the end of 2010
  79. 739 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

  80. 738 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 737 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 735 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 720 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 714 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 712 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 711 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 709 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 700 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 698 citations up to the end of 2010
  90. 696 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 686 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 683 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 682 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 678 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 676 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 676 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 674 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 670 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 659 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 659 citations up to the end of 2010