Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 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 2018-01-08. 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 2017 editions

2017 reports for eprints

1579 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 7514 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  2. 4731 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  3. 4553 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  4. 4528 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  5. 4513 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  6. 4172 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  7. 4163 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  8. 3954 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  9. 3808 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  10. 3534 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  11. 3530 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  12. 3324 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  13. 3202 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  14. 2703 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  15. 2656 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  16. 2623 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  17. 2601 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  18. 2592 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  19. 2577 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  20. 2570 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  21. 2559 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  22. 2308 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  23. 2267 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  24. 2232 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  25. 2145 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  26. 2143 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  27. 2111 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  28. 2055 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  29. 2052 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  30. 2048 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  31. 2026 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  32. 2012 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  33. 1943 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  34. 1880 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  35. 1878 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  36. 1866 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  37. 1856 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  38. 1791 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  39. 1786 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  40. 1785 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  41. 1776 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  42. 1752 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  43. 1744 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  44. 1744 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  45. 1725 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  46. 1703 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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: 10.1086/422091, 10.1086/427409
    e-Print: astro-ph/0405233 | PDF

  47. 1677 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  48. 1672 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  49. 1638 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  50. 1613 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  51. 1612 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  52. 1597 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  53. 1576 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  54. 1576 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  55. 1574 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  56. 1551 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  57. 1524 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  58. 1511 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  59. 1508 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  60. 1487 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  61. 1485 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  62. 1482 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  63. 1471 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  64. 1461 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  65. 1452 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  66. 1438 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  67. 1434 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  68. 1403 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  69. 1398 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  70. 1388 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  71. 1386 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  72. 1368 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  73. 1363 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  74. 1361 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  75. 1356 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  76. 1346 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  77. 1327 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  78. 1303 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  79. 1288 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  80. 1280 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  81. 1264 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  82. 1261 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  83. 1257 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  84. 1235 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  85. 1197 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  86. 1191 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  87. 1190 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  88. 1189 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  89. 1184 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  90. 1184 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  91. 1182 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  92. 1178 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  93. 1172 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  94. 1171 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  95. 1166 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  96. 1163 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  97. 1159 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  98. 1157 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  99. 1156 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017