Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

902 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 5906 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  2. 3918 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  3. 3279 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  4. 3154 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  5. 3072 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  6. 2997 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  7. 2943 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  8. 2797 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  9. 2446 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  10. 2369 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  11. 2239 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  12. 2048 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  13. 1924 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  14. 1915 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  15. 1907 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  16. 1865 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  17. 1850 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  18. 1827 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  19. 1694 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  20. 1672 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  21. 1670 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  22. 1627 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  23. 1595 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  24. 1535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  25. 1474 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  26. 1459 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  27. 1447 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  28. 1431 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  29. 1352 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  30. 1338 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  31. 1319 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  32. 1299 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  33. 1288 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  34. 1270 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  35. 1254 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  36. 1235 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  37. 1231 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  38. 1221 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  39. 1165 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  40. 1163 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  41. 1137 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  42. 1134 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  43. 1129 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  44. 1128 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  45. 1126 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  46. 1116 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  47. 1115 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  48. 1107 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  49. 1106 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  50. 1105 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  51. 1100 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  52. 1095 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  53. 1094 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  54. 1089 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  55. 1082 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  56. 1067 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  57. 1060 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  58. 1045 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  59. 1036 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  60. 1036 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  61. 1032 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  62. 1026 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  63. 982 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  64. 976 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  65. 964 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  66. 960 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  67. 945 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  68. 943 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  69. 940 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  70. 927 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  71. 925 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  72. 922 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  73. 917 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  74. 914 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  75. 908 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  76. 908 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  77. 890 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  78. 877 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  79. 872 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  80. 870 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  81. 869 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  82. 868 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  83. 865 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  84. 863 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  85. 860 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  86. 850 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  87. 843 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  88. 841 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  89. 840 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  90. 839 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  91. 838 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  92. 833 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  93. 832 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  94. 831 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  95. 825 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  96. 818 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  97. 818 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  98. 818 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  99. 817 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011