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 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 7876 citations up to the end of 2013
  2. 7527 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 7418 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 6827 citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 5665 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 4557 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 3940 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 3872 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 3558 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 3525 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 3241 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2917 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2601 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 2369 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 2267 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. 2221 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 2116 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 2102 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 2010 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 1828 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1745 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. 1693 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 1683 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1679 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1655 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1652 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1631 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1608 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1591 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1578 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1542 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1528 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1516 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1485 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1482 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1460 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1399 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1384 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1371 citations up to the end of 2013
  40. 1366 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 1365 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 1355 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 1344 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 1342 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 1327 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 1322 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 1303 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 1297 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 1290 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 1282 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 1277 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. 1250 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 1232 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  54. 1167 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 1165 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 1157 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 1156 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 1153 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 1135 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 1119 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. 1115 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 1112 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 1111 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 1099 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 1084 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 1039 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. 1038 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 1029 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 1027 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 1020 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 1016 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 1005 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 1003 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 998 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 995 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 990 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 986 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 981 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 977 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 975 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 958 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 958 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 950 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

  84. 947 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. 941 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 938 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 936 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 928 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 920 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 914 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. 908 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 891 citations up to the end of 2013
  93. 889 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 878 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 875 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 873 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 871 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 869 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 867 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 867 citations up to the end of 2013