Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

1448 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 7389 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 4535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 4491 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  4. 4304 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 4286 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 4043 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 4036 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  8. 3823 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 3562 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  10. 3492 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 3395 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 3229 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 3019 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  14. 2568 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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. 2560 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  16. 2546 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  17. 2526 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  18. 2494 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 2484 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 2365 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 2317 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  22. 2249 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  23. 2149 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 2034 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  25. 2032 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 2023 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 2006 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  28. 2002 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 1985 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  30. 1951 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 1931 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 1894 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  33. 1855 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 1800 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 1790 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  36. 1750 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 1750 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 1735 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 1712 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 1676 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 1663 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 1646 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 1638 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  44. 1628 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 1586 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  46. 1584 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  47. 1577 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 1570 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 1563 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 1557 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 1539 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 1535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  53. 1527 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 1519 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 1509 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 1477 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 1467 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 1457 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 1449 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  60. 1422 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 1421 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  62. 1417 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 1400 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 1393 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 1385 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 1374 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 1360 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 1351 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  69. 1343 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 1333 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  71. 1320 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  72. 1303 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 1301 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 1293 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 1269 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 1265 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 1248 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  78. 1242 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 1241 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 1238 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 1213 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  82. 1208 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  83. 1206 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 1179 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 1172 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  86. 1170 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  87. 1169 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 1161 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  89. 1158 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 1153 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 1153 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  92. 1152 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 1137 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 1136 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  95. 1134 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 1122 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 1120 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 1119 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 1108 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016