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

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

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 6762 citations up to the end of 2011
  2. 6406 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 6198 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 5957 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 5117 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 3286 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 3282 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 3276 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 2895 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 2464 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 2447 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 2298 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 2129 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1934 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1916 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1886 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1861 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 1713 citations 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

  19. 1542 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 1530 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1519 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1486 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1467 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1417 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1370 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 1359 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1356 citations 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

  28. 1310 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 1288 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 1277 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 1203 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 1200 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 1199 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 1167 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 1153 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 1149 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 1133 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 1130 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 1130 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 1122 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 1115 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 1094 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 1082 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 1073 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 1053 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 1047 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 1030 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 1026 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 973 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 970 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 966 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 964 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 956 citations 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

  54. 955 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 954 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 950 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 938 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 936 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 934 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 924 citations 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

  61. 922 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 915 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 915 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 909 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 893 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 892 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 889 citations 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

  68. 865 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 863 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 857 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 848 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 845 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 844 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 841 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 833 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  76. 831 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 829 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 824 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 820 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 812 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 803 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 800 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 788 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 785 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 783 citations up to the end of 2011
    The host galaxies of AGN
    SDSS Collaboration (Guinevere Kauffmann et al.). Apr 2003. 44 pp.
    Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 346 (2003) 1055
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2003.07154.x
    e-Print: astro-ph/0304239 | PDF

  86. 781 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 781 citations up to the end of 2011
  88. 763 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 759 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 758 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 757 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 754 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 752 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 747 citations up to the end of 2011
    The USNO-B catalog
    David G. Monet et al.. Oct 2002. 10 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 125 (2003) 984-993
    DOI: 10.1086/345888
    e-Print: astro-ph/0210694 | PDF

  95. 746 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 745 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 744 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 741 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 739 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 739 citations up to the end of 2011