Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 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 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

  1. 2216 citations up to the end of 2017
  2. 1966 citations up to the end of 2017
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  3. 1933 citations up to the end of 2017
  4. 1590 citations up to the end of 2017
  5. 1544 citations up to the end of 2017
  6. 1436 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  7. 1328 citations up to the end of 2017
    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. 1325 citations up to the end of 2017
  9. 1289 citations up to the end of 2017
  10. 1214 citations up to the end of 2017
  11. 1177 citations up to the end of 2017
  12. 1172 citations up to the end of 2017
  13. 1135 citations up to the end of 2017
  14. 1124 citations up to the end of 2017
  15. 1109 citations up to the end of 2017
  16. 1097 citations up to the end of 2017
  17. 1050 citations up to the end of 2017
  18. 941 citations up to the end of 2017
  19. 909 citations up to the end of 2017
  20. 900 citations up to the end of 2017
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  21. 871 citations up to the end of 2017
  22. 870 citations up to the end of 2017
    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. 867 citations up to the end of 2017
  24. 857 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  25. 800 citations up to the end of 2017
  26. 789 citations up to the end of 2017
  27. 741 citations up to the end of 2017
  28. 734 citations up to the end of 2017
  29. 729 citations up to the end of 2017
  30. 725 citations up to the end of 2017
  31. 712 citations up to the end of 2017
  32. 708 citations up to the end of 2017
  33. 693 citations up to the end of 2017
  34. 675 citations up to the end of 2017
  35. 666 citations up to the end of 2017
  36. 663 citations up to the end of 2017
  37. 653 citations up to the end of 2017
  38. 630 citations up to the end of 2017
  39. 629 citations up to the end of 2017
  40. 608 citations up to the end of 2017
  41. 606 citations up to the end of 2017
  42. 598 citations up to the end of 2017
  43. 592 citations up to the end of 2017
  44. 563 citations up to the end of 2017
  45. 563 citations up to the end of 2017
  46. 550 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  47. 546 citations up to the end of 2017
  48. 541 citations up to the end of 2017
  49. 521 citations up to the end of 2017
  50. 520 citations up to the end of 2017
  51. 518 citations up to the end of 2017
  52. 517 citations up to the end of 2017
  53. 503 citations up to the end of 2017
    Advanced LIGO
    LIGO Scientific Collaboration (J. Aasi (Caltech) et al.). Nov 17, 2014.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 32 (2015) 074001
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/32/7/074001
    e-Print: arXiv:1411.4547 [gr-qc] | PDF

  54. 502 citations up to the end of 2017
  55. 502 citations up to the end of 2017
  56. 501 citations up to the end of 2017
  57. 497 citations up to the end of 2017
  58. 497 citations up to the end of 2017
  59. 487 citations up to the end of 2017
  60. 477 citations up to the end of 2017
  61. 466 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  62. 465 citations up to the end of 2017
  63. 463 citations up to the end of 2017
  64. 461 citations up to the end of 2017
  65. 458 citations up to the end of 2017
  66. 455 citations up to the end of 2017
  67. 445 citations up to the end of 2017
  68. 444 citations up to the end of 2017
  69. 442 citations up to the end of 2017
  70. 442 citations up to the end of 2017
  71. 441 citations up to the end of 2017
  72. 435 citations up to the end of 2017
  73. 431 citations up to the end of 2017
  74. 425 citations up to the end of 2017
  75. 424 citations up to the end of 2017
  76. 423 citations up to the end of 2017
  77. 418 citations up to the end of 2017
  78. 411 citations up to the end of 2017
  79. 411 citations up to the end of 2017
  80. 411 citations up to the end of 2017
  81. 409 citations up to the end of 2017
  82. 409 citations up to the end of 2017
  83. 409 citations up to the end of 2017
  84. 404 citations up to the end of 2017
  85. 398 citations up to the end of 2017
  86. 397 citations up to the end of 2017
  87. 395 citations up to the end of 2017
  88. 393 citations up to the end of 2017
  89. 393 citations up to the end of 2017
  90. 392 citations up to the end of 2017
  91. 392 citations up to the end of 2017
  92. 391 citations up to the end of 2017
  93. 387 citations up to the end of 2017
  94. 385 citations up to the end of 2017
  95. 385 citations up to the end of 2017
  96. 383 citations up to the end of 2017
  97. 382 citations up to the end of 2017
  98. 381 citations up to the end of 2017
  99. 380 citations up to the end of 2017
  100. 379 citations up to the end of 2017
    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