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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 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 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

  1. 7751 citations up to the end of 2013
  2. 7398 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 7327 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 6814 citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 5604 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 4495 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 3887 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 3838 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 3514 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 3505 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 3232 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2881 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2569 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 2350 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 2261 citations 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. 2184 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 2090 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 2079 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 1978 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 1822 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1735 citations 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

  22. 1672 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 1670 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1665 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1636 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1628 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1604 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1603 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1585 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1543 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1536 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1525 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1513 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1469 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1457 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1446 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1395 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1367 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1356 citations up to the end of 2013
  40. 1355 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 1339 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 1331 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 1327 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 1324 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 1307 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 1302 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 1299 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 1284 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 1277 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 1276 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 1258 citations up to the end of 2013
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  52. 1234 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 1227 citations 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

  54. 1161 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 1159 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 1148 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 1138 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 1131 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 1126 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 1111 citations 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

  61. 1101 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 1100 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 1097 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 1089 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 1084 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 1038 citations 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

  67. 1028 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 1015 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 1015 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 1011 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 1004 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 989 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 982 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 981 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 976 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 972 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 969 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 968 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 962 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 953 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 951 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 949 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  83. 947 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 944 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  85. 938 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 933 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 924 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 917 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 909 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 905 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  91. 885 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 881 citations up to the end of 2013
  93. 873 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 871 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 870 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 867 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 866 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 862 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 861 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 854 citations up to the end of 2013