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 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.

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2014 reports for eprints

1189 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 (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. 7022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  2. 4341 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  3. 4084 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  4. 3832 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  5. 3772 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  6. 3739 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  7. 3649 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  8. 3506 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. 3077 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  11. 3056 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  12. 2998 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  13. 2636 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  14. 2381 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. 2379 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  16. 2297 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  17. 2286 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. 2285 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  19. 2275 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. 2093 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. 1952 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  23. 1883 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  24. 1880 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  25. 1872 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  26. 1861 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. 1836 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  28. 1817 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  29. 1811 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  30. 1728 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  31. 1691 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  32. 1661 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  33. 1647 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  34. 1623 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  35. 1617 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  36. 1596 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  37. 1582 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. 1520 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. 1485 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  42. 1481 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  43. 1474 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  44. 1458 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  45. 1447 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  46. 1427 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  47. 1423 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  48. 1420 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. 1409 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  50. 1398 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  51. 1397 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  52. 1393 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  53. 1384 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  54. 1373 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  55. 1365 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  56. 1350 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  57. 1338 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  58. 1329 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  59. 1315 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. 1293 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  63. 1288 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  64. 1276 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  65. 1275 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. 1241 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  69. 1188 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  70. 1180 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  71. 1164 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  72. 1155 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  73. 1153 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  74. 1142 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  75. 1136 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  76. 1136 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  77. 1126 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  78. 1121 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. 1109 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  80. 1107 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  81. 1105 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  82. 1103 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. 1088 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

  85. 1087 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  86. 1082 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  87. 1074 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  88. 1064 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  89. 1061 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  90. 1059 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. 1047 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  94. 1043 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  95. 1031 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  96. 1026 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  97. 1023 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  98. 1022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  99. 1022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014