Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 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.

Annual and All-time 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

1303 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015PDG 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. 7218 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  2. 4423 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  3. 4286 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  4. 4044 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  5. 4009 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  6. 3899 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  7. 3851 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  8. 3667 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  9. 3447 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  10. 3322 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  11. 3217 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  12. 3144 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  13. 2817 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  14. 2465 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 2461 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  16. 2428 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  17. 2419 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 2401 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  19. 2398 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  20. 2168 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  21. 2131 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  22. 2015 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  23. 1995 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  24. 1975 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  25. 1959 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  26. 1942 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  27. 1925 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  28. 1921 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  29. 1896 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  30. 1867 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  31. 1828 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  32. 1823 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  33. 1734 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  34. 1702 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  35. 1695 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  36. 1690 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  37. 1676 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  38. 1656 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  39. 1639 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  40. 1612 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  41. 1600 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  42. 1560 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  43. 1547 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  44. 1535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  45. 1503 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  46. 1499 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  47. 1481 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  48. 1481 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  49. 1478 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  50. 1462 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  51. 1454 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  52. 1448 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  53. 1440 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  54. 1440 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  55. 1433 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  56. 1432 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  57. 1413 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  58. 1379 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  59. 1377 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  60. 1375 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  61. 1368 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  62. 1358 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  63. 1354 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  64. 1341 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  65. 1334 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  66. 1328 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  67. 1320 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  68. 1311 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  69. 1299 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  70. 1296 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  71. 1283 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  72. 1207 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  73. 1204 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  74. 1184 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  75. 1182 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  76. 1172 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  77. 1167 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  78. 1157 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  79. 1153 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  80. 1150 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  81. 1150 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  82. 1146 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  83. 1142 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  84. 1135 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  85. 1126 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 1125 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Clustering in real space and in redshift space
    N. Kaiser (Cambridge U.). Jul 1987. 27 pp.
    Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 227 (1987) 1-27

  87. 1117 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  88. 1115 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  89. 1109 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  90. 1103 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  91. 1101 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  92. 1100 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  93. 1098 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  94. 1088 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  95. 1077 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  96. 1074 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  97. 1069 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  98. 1067 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  99. 1061 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015