Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 edition) in the gr-qc 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. 1472 citations up to the end of 2013
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Salamfest 1993:0284-296
    THU-93-26
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  2. 1117 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 1114 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 1031 citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 1017 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 903 citations up to the end of 2013
    Black hole entropy is the Noether charge
    Robert M. Wald (Chicago U., EFI & Chicago U.). Aug 5, 1993. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D48 (1993) no.8, R3427-R3431
    EFI-93-42
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.R3427
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307038 | PDF

  7. 868 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 867 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 845 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 788 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 737 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 710 citations up to the end of 2013
    Discreteness of area and volume in quantum gravity
    Carlo Rovelli (Pittsburgh U.), Lee Smolin (Penn State U.). Nov 1994. 36 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B442 (1995) 593-622, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B456 (1995) 753-754
    CGPG-94-11-1
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00150-Q, 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00550-5
    e-Print: gr-qc/9411005 | PDF

  13. 710 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 695 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 683 citations up to the end of 2013
  16. 662 citations up to the end of 2013
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  17. 651 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 651 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 620 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 618 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 601 citations up to the end of 2013
  22. 595 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 594 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 573 citations up to the end of 2013
    f(R) theories
    Antonio De Felice, Shinji Tsujikawa. Feb 2010. 136 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 13 (2010) 3
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2010-3
    e-Print: arXiv:1002.4928 [gr-qc] | PDF

  25. 552 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 547 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 520 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 500 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 500 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 498 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 497 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 494 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 478 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 453 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 448 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 441 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 439 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 434 citations up to the end of 2013
    Quantum spin dynamics (QSD)
    T. Thiemann (Harvard U.). Jun 1996. 33 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 839-873
    HUTMP-96-B-351A
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/4/011
    e-Print: gr-qc/9606089 | PDF

  39. 434 citations up to the end of 2013
  40. 432 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 420 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 420 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 416 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 414 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 412 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 409 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 408 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 391 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 390 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 384 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 383 citations up to the end of 2013
  52. 382 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 377 citations up to the end of 2013
  54. 369 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 369 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 367 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 367 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 356 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 355 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 354 citations up to the end of 2013
  61. 352 citations up to the end of 2013
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  62. 352 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 351 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 349 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 342 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 339 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 338 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 331 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 326 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 321 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 319 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 318 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 313 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 312 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 307 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 305 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 301 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 300 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 300 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 300 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 298 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 297 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 293 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 291 citations up to the end of 2013
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25, C92-06-29.1
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4, p.157-287
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  85. 290 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 284 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 284 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 284 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 284 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 280 citations up to the end of 2013
  91. 278 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 278 citations up to the end of 2013
  93. 278 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 277 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 276 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 274 citations up to the end of 2013
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  97. 272 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 270 citations up to the end of 2013
    Spin foam models
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside). Sep 1997. 39 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 1827-1858
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/7/004
    e-Print: gr-qc/9709052 | PDF

  99. 268 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 268 citations up to the end of 2013