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

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

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 8452 citations up to the end of 2014
  2. 8123 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 7623 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 7090 citations up to the end of 2014
  5. 5817 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 5079 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 4202 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 4100 citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 3783 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 3639 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 3530 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 3189 citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 3084 citations 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

  14. 2725 citations up to the end of 2014
  15. 2566 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 2403 citations 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

  17. 2349 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 2185 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 2153 citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 2147 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1935 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1928 citations up to the end of 2014
  23. 1889 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1876 citations 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

  25. 1848 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1820 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1758 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1704 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1695 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1678 citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 1673 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1644 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1641 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1602 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1582 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1576 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1567 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1551 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1549 citations up to the end of 2014
  40. 1503 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1467 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1465 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1461 citations up to the end of 2014
  44. 1445 citations up to the end of 2014
  45. 1422 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1407 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1403 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1381 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1379 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 1364 citations 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

  51. 1358 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 1346 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 1344 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 1336 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 1313 citations up to the end of 2014
  56. 1287 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 1265 citations up to the end of 2014
  58. 1208 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 1203 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 1201 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 1197 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 1195 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 1171 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 1169 citations 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

  65. 1166 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 1160 citations up to the end of 2014
  67. 1159 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 1117 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 1112 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 1104 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 1099 citations 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

  72. 1096 citations up to the end of 2014
  73. 1079 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 1064 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 1053 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 1044 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 1036 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 1031 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 1026 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 1019 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 1018 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 998 citations up to the end of 2014
  85. 996 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 994 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 993 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  88. 981 citations up to the end of 2014
  89. 977 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 973 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  91. 965 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  92. 961 citations up to the end of 2014
  93. 951 citations up to the end of 2014
    Planck 2013 results. XXII. Constraints on inflation
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 42 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A22
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-135
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321569
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5082 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  94. 949 citations up to the end of 2014
  95. 946 citations up to the end of 2014
  96. 946 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 937 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 931 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 931 citations up to the end of 2014
  100. 931 citations up to the end of 2014