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 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 2080 citations in 2012
  2. 960 citations in 2012
  3. 872 citations in 2012
  4. 694 citations in 2012
  5. 577 citations in 2012
  6. 544 citations in 2012
  7. 525 citations in 2012
  8. 515 citations in 2012
  9. 455 citations in 2012
  10. 438 citations in 2012
  11. 431 citations in 2012
  12. 423 citations in 2012
  13. 414 citations in 2012
  14. 377 citations in 2012
  15. 374 citations in 2012
  16. 360 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. 347 citations in 2012
  18. 340 citations in 2012
  19. 338 citations in 2012
  20. 323 citations in 2012
  21. 313 citations in 2012
  22. 311 citations in 2012
  23. 298 citations in 2012
  24. 292 citations in 2012
  25. 287 citations in 2012
  26. 285 citations in 2012
  27. 283 citations in 2012
  28. 277 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. 268 citations in 2012
  30. 251 citations in 2012
  31. 243 citations in 2012
  32. 239 citations in 2012
  33. 237 citations in 2012
  34. 230 citations in 2012
  35. 227 citations in 2012
  36. 227 citations in 2012
  37. 218 citations in 2012
  38. 215 citations in 2012
  39. 213 citations in 2012
  40. 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

  41. 212 citations in 2012
  42. 209 citations in 2012
  43. 209 citations in 2012
  44. 205 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. 202 citations in 2012
  46. 202 citations in 2012
  47. 201 citations in 2012
  48. 197 citations in 2012
  49. 195 citations in 2012
  50. 195 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. 194 citations in 2012
  52. 194 citations in 2012
  53. 190 citations in 2012
  54. 189 citations in 2012
  55. 188 citations in 2012
    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

  56. 188 citations in 2012
  57. 186 citations in 2012
  58. 183 citations in 2012
  59. 183 citations in 2012
  60. 178 citations in 2012
  61. 178 citations in 2012
  62. 176 citations in 2012
  63. 176 citations in 2012
  64. 175 citations in 2012
  65. 175 citations in 2012
  66. 172 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

  67. 169 citations in 2012
  68. 169 citations in 2012
  69. 169 citations in 2012
  70. 167 citations in 2012
  71. 167 citations in 2012
  72. 166 citations in 2012
  73. 163 citations in 2012
  74. 163 citations in 2012
  75. 162 citations in 2012
  76. 162 citations in 2012
  77. 161 citations in 2012
  78. 160 citations in 2012
  79. 160 citations in 2012
  80. 159 citations in 2012
  81. 158 citations in 2012
  82. 153 citations in 2012
  83. 152 citations in 2012
  84. 151 citations in 2012
  85. 151 citations in 2012
  86. 151 citations in 2012
  87. 148 citations in 2012
  88. 147 citations in 2012
  89. 147 citations in 2012
  90. 147 citations in 2012
  91. 146 citations in 2012
  92. 146 citations in 2012
  93. 146 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

  94. 146 citations in 2012
  95. 145 citations in 2012
  96. 143 citations in 2012
  97. 143 citations in 2012
  98. 142 citations in 2012
  99. 141 citations in 2012
  100. 141 citations in 2012