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 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 8601 citations up to the end of 2014
  2. 8277 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 7724 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 7106 citations up to the end of 2014
  5. 5885 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 5153 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 4240 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 4160 citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 3798 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 3697 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 3542 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 3227 citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 3130 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. 2761 citations up to the end of 2014
  15. 2588 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 2412 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. 2392 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 2212 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 2191 citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 2175 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1952 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1942 citations up to the end of 2014
  23. 1900 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1888 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. 1872 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1841 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1763 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1735 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1702 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1702 citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 1685 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1666 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1651 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1620 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1608 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1595 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1584 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1574 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1553 citations up to the end of 2014
  40. 1530 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1517 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1483 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1480 citations up to the end of 2014
  44. 1480 citations up to the end of 2014
  45. 1427 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1415 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1407 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1402 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1379 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 1369 citations 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

  51. 1365 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 1365 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 1364 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 1358 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 1328 citations up to the end of 2014
  56. 1297 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 1288 citations up to the end of 2014
  58. 1233 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 1231 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 1218 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 1209 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 1207 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 1181 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 1177 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. 1175 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 1172 citations up to the end of 2014
  67. 1165 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 1130 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 1117 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 1117 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 1107 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 1101 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

  73. 1094 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 1069 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 1062 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 1060 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 1060 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 1048 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 1047 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 1040 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 1030 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 1016 citations up to the end of 2014
  85. 1013 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 1012 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 1007 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 995 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

  89. 986 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 980 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 976 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. 976 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

  93. 967 citations up to the end of 2014
  94. 965 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

  95. 964 citations up to the end of 2014
  96. 951 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 949 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 949 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 944 citations up to the end of 2014
  100. 942 citations up to the end of 2014