Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) in gr-qc

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

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 1823 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 1657 citations up to the end of 2016
  3. 1422 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 1298 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 1249 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 1236 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 1208 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  8. 1175 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  9. 1114 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 1090 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 1067 citations up to the end of 2016
  12. 1050 citations up to the end of 2016
  13. 1010 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 1009 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 998 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 972 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 972 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 838 citations up to the end of 2016
  19. 821 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 819 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 815 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  22. 810 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  23. 744 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 725 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 707 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 703 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 687 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 681 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 677 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 645 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 634 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 616 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 605 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 599 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 591 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 587 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 578 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 569 citations up to the end of 2016
  39. 562 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 555 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 547 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 533 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 528 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 524 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  45. 516 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 504 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 497 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 494 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 492 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 489 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 487 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 480 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 464 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 463 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 460 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 459 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 444 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 442 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 442 citations up to the end of 2016
  60. 435 citations up to the end of 2016
  61. 429 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 416 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 414 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 413 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 409 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 406 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 400 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 395 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 394 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 391 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 387 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 387 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 386 citations up to the end of 2016
  74. 384 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 383 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 382 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 381 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 380 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 368 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 366 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 362 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 360 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 358 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  84. 358 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 357 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 357 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 356 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 356 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 354 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 354 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 354 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 351 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 351 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 349 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 348 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  96. 347 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 347 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 344 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 342 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 341 citations up to the end of 2016