Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

1090 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013PDG 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. 6753 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  2. 4235 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  3. 3859 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  4. 3615 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  5. 3606 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  6. 3440 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  7. 3396 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  8. 3304 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  9. 3211 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  10. 2903 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  11. 2841 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  12. 2658 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  13. 2406 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  14. 2266 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  15. 2240 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  16. 2192 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  17. 2166 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  18. 2121 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  19. 2077 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  20. 2010 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  21. 1920 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  22. 1913 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  23. 1788 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  24. 1781 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  25. 1773 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  26. 1720 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  27. 1699 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  28. 1654 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  29. 1627 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  30. 1586 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  31. 1559 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  32. 1537 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  33. 1536 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  34. 1528 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  35. 1519 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  36. 1512 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  37. 1459 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  38. 1443 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  39. 1442 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  40. 1433 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  41. 1399 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  42. 1393 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  43. 1369 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  44. 1367 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  45. 1362 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  46. 1350 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  47. 1343 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  48. 1324 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  49. 1320 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  50. 1311 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  51. 1307 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  52. 1300 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  53. 1296 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  54. 1287 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  55. 1278 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  56. 1274 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  57. 1266 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  58. 1251 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  59. 1248 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  60. 1240 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  61. 1236 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  62. 1220 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  63. 1194 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  64. 1182 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  65. 1159 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  66. 1154 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  67. 1141 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  68. 1115 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  69. 1113 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  70. 1098 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  71. 1073 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  72. 1065 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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. 1062 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  74. 1058 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  75. 1057 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  76. 1056 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  77. 1040 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  78. 1037 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  79. 1036 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  80. 1031 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  81. 1028 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  82. 1028 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  83. 1027 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  84. 1026 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  85. 1026 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  86. 1022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  87. 1022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  88. 1019 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  89. 1010 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  90. 999 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  91. 998 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  92. 996 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  93. 989 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  94. 987 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  95. 986 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  96. 980 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  97. 980 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  98. 964 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  99. 963 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013