Top Cited Articles during 2012 in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2012 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 2103 citations in 2012
  2. 983 citations in 2012
  3. 894 citations in 2012
  4. 699 citations in 2012
  5. 582 citations in 2012
  6. 551 citations in 2012
  7. 529 citations in 2012
  8. 520 citations in 2012
  9. 457 citations in 2012
  10. 446 citations in 2012
  11. 435 citations in 2012
  12. 435 citations in 2012
  13. 419 citations in 2012
  14. 384 citations in 2012
  15. 377 citations in 2012
  16. 362 citations in 2012
    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

  17. 353 citations in 2012
  18. 345 citations in 2012
  19. 341 citations in 2012
  20. 326 citations in 2012
  21. 316 citations in 2012
  22. 314 citations in 2012
  23. 305 citations in 2012
  24. 301 citations in 2012
  25. 289 citations in 2012
  26. 289 citations in 2012
  27. 287 citations in 2012
  28. 279 citations in 2012
    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. 269 citations in 2012
  30. 256 citations in 2012
  31. 247 citations in 2012
  32. 244 citations in 2012
  33. 242 citations in 2012
  34. 235 citations in 2012
  35. 231 citations in 2012
  36. 229 citations in 2012
  37. 223 citations in 2012
  38. 217 citations in 2012
  39. 216 citations in 2012
  40. 214 citations in 2012
  41. 214 citations in 2012
  42. 213 citations in 2012
  43. 213 citations in 2012
    Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction
    F. van Leeuwen. Aug 2007. 12 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 474 (2007) 653-664
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20078357
    e-Print: arXiv:0708.1752 [astro-ph] | PDF

  44. 213 citations in 2012
    New results from DAMA/LIBRA
    DAMA and LIBRA Collaborations (R. Bernabei (Rome U. & INFN, Rome) et al.). 2010. 11 pp.
    Published in Eur.Phys.J. C67 (2010) 39-49
    DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1303-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1002.1028 [astro-ph.GA] | PDF

  45. 209 citations in 2012
  46. 208 citations in 2012
  47. 208 citations in 2012
  48. 206 citations in 2012
  49. 200 citations in 2012
  50. 199 citations in 2012
    Fermi Large Area Telescope Second Source Catalog
    Fermi-LAT Collaboration. Aug 2011. 108 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J.Suppl. 199 (2012) 31
    DOI: 10.1088/0067-0049/199/2/31
    e-Print: arXiv:1108.1435 [astro-ph.HE] | PDF

  51. 196 citations in 2012
  52. 195 citations in 2012
  53. 194 citations in 2012
  54. 192 citations in 2012
  55. 191 citations in 2012
    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

  56. 191 citations in 2012
  57. 190 citations in 2012
    The Eighth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Data from SDSS-III
    SDSS Collaboration (Hiroaki Aihara (Tokyo U.) et al.). Jan 2011.
    Published in Astrophys.J.Suppl. 193 (2011) 29, Erratum: Astrophys.J.Suppl. 195 (2011) 26
    FERMILAB-PUB-11-011-AE-CD
    DOI: 10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/29
    e-Print: arXiv:1101.1559 [astro-ph.IM] | PDF

  58. 187 citations in 2012
  59. 183 citations in 2012
  60. 181 citations in 2012
  61. 180 citations in 2012
  62. 179 citations in 2012
  63. 179 citations in 2012
  64. 177 citations in 2012
  65. 177 citations in 2012
  66. 176 citations in 2012
  67. 174 citations in 2012
  68. 173 citations in 2012
    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

  69. 173 citations in 2012
  70. 169 citations in 2012
  71. 168 citations in 2012
  72. 168 citations in 2012
  73. 167 citations in 2012
  74. 166 citations in 2012
  75. 166 citations in 2012
  76. 165 citations in 2012
  77. 163 citations in 2012
  78. 163 citations in 2012
  79. 162 citations in 2012
  80. 162 citations in 2012
  81. 159 citations in 2012
  82. 155 citations in 2012
  83. 154 citations in 2012
  84. 154 citations in 2012
  85. 152 citations in 2012
  86. 151 citations in 2012
  87. 151 citations in 2012
  88. 151 citations in 2012
  89. 150 citations in 2012
  90. 148 citations in 2012
  91. 148 citations in 2012
  92. 148 citations in 2012
    Dark Energy
    Miao Li (Beijing, KITPC & Beijing, Inst. Theor. Phys.), Xiao-Dong Li, Shuang Wang (Hefei, CUST & Beijing, KITPC), Yi Wang (McGill U.). Mar 2011. 178 pp.
    Published in Commun.Theor.Phys. 56 (2011) 525-604
    CAS-KITPC-ITP-249
    DOI: 10.1088/0253-6102/56/3/24
    e-Print: arXiv:1103.5870 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  93. 147 citations in 2012
  94. 146 citations in 2012
  95. 146 citations in 2012
  96. 145 citations in 2012
  97. 145 citations in 2012
  98. 145 citations in 2012
  99. 143 citations in 2012
  100. 141 citations in 2012