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 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

899 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 (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. 5901 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  2. 3919 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  3. 3276 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  4. 3149 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. 2996 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. 2796 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  9. 2445 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  10. 2368 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  11. 2238 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  12. 2047 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  13. 1923 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. 1906 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  16. 1863 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  17. 1848 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. 1825 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  19. 1693 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. 1669 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  22. 1625 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. 1534 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. 1445 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  28. 1430 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  29. 1353 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  30. 1336 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. 1318 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  32. 1295 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  33. 1286 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  34. 1271 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. 1230 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  38. 1220 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  39. 1163 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  40. 1160 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  41. 1136 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. 1127 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  44. 1125 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  45. 1124 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  46. 1114 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  47. 1114 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. 1105 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  50. 1103 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  51. 1099 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. 1080 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  56. 1066 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. 1044 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. 1035 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  61. 1030 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  62. 1025 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. 975 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. 944 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  68. 942 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  69. 939 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  70. 925 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. 921 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. 907 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  76. 906 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  77. 888 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  78. 878 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  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. 868 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. 862 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  85. 859 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  86. 849 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  87. 841 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. 839 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  90. 837 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  91. 837 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  92. 832 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  93. 830 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  94. 829 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. 817 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  97. 817 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  98. 817 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011
  99. 816 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2011