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 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

1424 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 (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. 7365 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 4518 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 4487 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  4. 4283 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 4270 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 4029 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 4014 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  8. 3806 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 3552 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  10. 3491 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 3378 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 3215 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 3009 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  14. 2551 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. 2543 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. 2538 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. 2520 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  18. 2488 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 2482 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 2352 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 2281 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. 2236 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  23. 2131 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 2028 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  25. 2021 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 2021 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 2001 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  28. 1997 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 1978 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. 1943 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 1922 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 1893 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  33. 1851 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 1796 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 1780 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  36. 1746 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 1745 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 1726 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 1706 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 1666 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 1656 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 1639 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 1622 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  44. 1615 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 1583 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  46. 1580 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  47. 1565 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 1558 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 1556 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 1547 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 1532 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 1532 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. 1515 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 1508 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 1470 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 1462 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 1450 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 1446 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  60. 1415 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 1415 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  62. 1406 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 1394 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 1391 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 1383 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 1373 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 1359 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. 1338 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 1330 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  71. 1300 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  72. 1293 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 1277 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 1268 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 1259 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 1259 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 1238 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. 1235 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 1234 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 1231 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 1211 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  82. 1204 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  83. 1200 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 1175 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 1170 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. 1168 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  87. 1158 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 1155 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. 1152 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 1152 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 1149 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  92. 1146 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 1135 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 1135 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  95. 1132 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 1120 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 1116 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 1113 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 1103 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016