Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 edition) in the gr-qc 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

  1. 1713 citations up to the end of 2015
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Salamfest 1993:0284-296
    THU-93-26
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  2. 1469 citations up to the end of 2015
  3. 1347 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 1209 citations up to the end of 2015
  5. 1177 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 1108 citations up to the end of 2015
    Black hole entropy is the Noether charge
    Robert M. Wald (Chicago U., EFI & Chicago U.). Aug 5, 1993. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D48 (1993) no.8, R3427-R3431
    EFI-93-42
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.R3427
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307038 | PDF

  7. 1078 citations up to the end of 2015
  8. 1040 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 1017 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 995 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 982 citations up to the end of 2015
    f(R) theories
    Antonio De Felice, Shinji Tsujikawa. Feb 2010. 136 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 13 (2010) 3
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2010-3
    e-Print: arXiv:1002.4928 [gr-qc] | PDF

  12. 968 citations up to the end of 2015
  13. 913 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 899 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 895 citations up to the end of 2015
  16. 891 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 783 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 778 citations up to the end of 2015
    Discreteness of area and volume in quantum gravity
    Carlo Rovelli (Pittsburgh U.), Lee Smolin (Penn State U.). Nov 1994. 36 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B442 (1995) 593-622, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B456 (1995) 753-754
    CGPG-94-11-1
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00150-Q, 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00550-5
    e-Print: gr-qc/9411005 | PDF

  19. 772 citations up to the end of 2015
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  20. 767 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 763 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 678 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 670 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 669 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 667 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 629 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 626 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 604 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 575 citations up to the end of 2015
  30. 567 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 563 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 557 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 553 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 541 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 540 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 540 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 526 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 513 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 506 citations up to the end of 2015
    Quantum spin dynamics (QSD)
    T. Thiemann (Harvard U.). Jun 1996. 33 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 839-873
    HUTMP-96-B-351A
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/4/011
    e-Print: gr-qc/9606089 | PDF

  40. 504 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 497 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 496 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 485 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 485 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 477 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 472 citations up to the end of 2015
  47. 470 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 463 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 459 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 452 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 451 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 450 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 435 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 433 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 432 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 426 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 424 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 413 citations up to the end of 2015
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  59. 411 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 401 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 396 citations up to the end of 2015
  62. 396 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 396 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 389 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 388 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 387 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 386 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 382 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 380 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 374 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 371 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 362 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 359 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 352 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 349 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 349 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 348 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 343 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 343 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 343 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 340 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 338 citations up to the end of 2015
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25, C92-06-29.1
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4, p.157-287
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  83. 335 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 333 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 332 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 332 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 332 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 330 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 330 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 329 citations up to the end of 2015
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  91. 329 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 327 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 327 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 327 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 324 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 324 citations up to the end of 2015
  97. 319 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 318 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 318 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 317 citations up to the end of 2015