Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 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 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.

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2014 reports for eprints

1196 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 7034 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  2. 4342 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  3. 4092 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  4. 3843 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  5. 3779 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  6. 3742 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  7. 3659 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  8. 3513 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  9. 3407 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  10. 3080 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  11. 3064 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  12. 3004 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  13. 2637 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  14. 2388 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  15. 2383 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  16. 2296 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  17. 2292 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  18. 2289 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  19. 2278 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 2095 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  21. 1957 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  22. 1955 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  23. 1888 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  24. 1883 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  25. 1879 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  26. 1866 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 1838 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  28. 1820 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  29. 1813 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  30. 1736 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  31. 1696 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  32. 1666 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  33. 1651 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  34. 1627 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  35. 1621 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  36. 1600 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  37. 1583 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  38. 1535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  39. 1522 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  40. 1496 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  41. 1488 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  42. 1482 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  43. 1473 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  44. 1462 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  45. 1450 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  46. 1429 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  47. 1424 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  48. 1424 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  49. 1412 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  50. 1401 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  51. 1400 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  52. 1396 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  53. 1385 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  54. 1375 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  55. 1366 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  56. 1352 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  57. 1339 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  58. 1331 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  59. 1320 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  60. 1312 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  61. 1309 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  62. 1291 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  63. 1289 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  64. 1277 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  65. 1277 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  66. 1274 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  67. 1264 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  68. 1244 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  69. 1189 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  70. 1184 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  71. 1165 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  72. 1158 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  73. 1154 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  74. 1143 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  75. 1138 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  76. 1138 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  77. 1127 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  78. 1122 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  79. 1111 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  80. 1110 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  81. 1107 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  82. 1105 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  83. 1098 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  84. 1092 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  85. 1090 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  86. 1087 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  87. 1077 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  88. 1066 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  89. 1066 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  90. 1060 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  91. 1059 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  92. 1051 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  93. 1050 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  94. 1045 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  95. 1032 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  96. 1028 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  97. 1025 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  98. 1025 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  99. 1023 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014