Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 edition) 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 2004 editions

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 2268 citations up to the end of 2004
  2. 2206 citations up to the end of 2004
  3. 2088 citations up to the end of 2004
  4. 1934 citations up to the end of 2004
  5. 1161 citations up to the end of 2004
  6. 1072 citations up to the end of 2004
  7. 935 citations up to the end of 2004
  8. 899 citations up to the end of 2004
  9. 857 citations up to the end of 2004
  10. 791 citations up to the end of 2004
  11. 755 citations up to the end of 2004
  12. 682 citations up to the end of 2004
  13. 682 citations up to the end of 2004
  14. 679 citations up to the end of 2004
  15. 639 citations up to the end of 2004
  16. 631 citations up to the end of 2004
  17. 631 citations up to the end of 2004
  18. 604 citations up to the end of 2004
  19. 595 citations up to the end of 2004
  20. 576 citations up to the end of 2004
  21. 572 citations up to the end of 2004
  22. 569 citations up to the end of 2004
  23. 548 citations up to the end of 2004
  24. 513 citations up to the end of 2004
  25. 512 citations up to the end of 2004
  26. 509 citations up to the end of 2004
  27. 489 citations up to the end of 2004
  28. 483 citations up to the end of 2004
  29. 462 citations up to the end of 2004
  30. 461 citations up to the end of 2004
    The Cold dark matter density perturbation
    Andrew R. Liddle (Sussex U.), David H. Lyth (Lancaster U.). Mar 1993. 128 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 231 (1993) 1-105
    SUSSEX-AST-92-8-1-REV, LANC-TH-8-92-REV
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(93)90114-S
    e-Print: astro-ph/9303019 | PDF

  31. 460 citations up to the end of 2004
  32. 452 citations up to the end of 2004
  33. 449 citations up to the end of 2004
  34. 446 citations up to the end of 2004
  35. 437 citations up to the end of 2004
    Hybrid inflation
    Andrei D. Linde (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Jul 1993. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 748-754
    SU-ITP-93-17
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.748
    e-Print: astro-ph/9307002 | PDF

  36. 435 citations up to the end of 2004
  37. 433 citations up to the end of 2004
  38. 433 citations up to the end of 2004
  39. 430 citations up to the end of 2004
  40. 427 citations up to the end of 2004
  41. 424 citations up to the end of 2004
  42. 413 citations up to the end of 2004
  43. 409 citations up to the end of 2004
  44. 408 citations up to the end of 2004
  45. 405 citations up to the end of 2004
  46. 405 citations up to the end of 2004
  47. 399 citations up to the end of 2004
  48. 398 citations up to the end of 2004
  49. 396 citations up to the end of 2004
  50. 395 citations up to the end of 2004
  51. 388 citations up to the end of 2004
  52. 384 citations up to the end of 2004
  53. 381 citations up to the end of 2004
  54. 379 citations up to the end of 2004
  55. 378 citations up to the end of 2004
  56. 375 citations up to the end of 2004
  57. 374 citations up to the end of 2004
  58. 373 citations up to the end of 2004
  59. 366 citations up to the end of 2004
  60. 363 citations up to the end of 2004
  61. 361 citations up to the end of 2004
  62. 354 citations up to the end of 2004
  63. 346 citations up to the end of 2004
  64. 340 citations up to the end of 2004
  65. 339 citations up to the end of 2004
  66. 337 citations up to the end of 2004
  67. 332 citations up to the end of 2004
  68. 331 citations up to the end of 2004
  69. 331 citations up to the end of 2004
  70. 329 citations up to the end of 2004
  71. 328 citations up to the end of 2004
  72. 328 citations up to the end of 2004
  73. 322 citations up to the end of 2004
  74. 321 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  75. 318 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  76. 317 citations up to the end of 2004
  77. 317 citations up to the end of 2004
  78. 316 citations up to the end of 2004
  79. 316 citations up to the end of 2004
  80. 314 citations up to the end of 2004
  81. 312 citations up to the end of 2004
  82. 311 citations up to the end of 2004
  83. 308 citations up to the end of 2004
  84. 306 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  85. 304 citations up to the end of 2004
  86. 304 citations up to the end of 2004
  87. 304 citations up to the end of 2004
  88. 303 citations up to the end of 2004
  89. 301 citations up to the end of 2004
  90. 301 citations up to the end of 2004
  91. 299 citations up to the end of 2004
    What powers ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies?
    R. Genzel et al.. Nov 1997. 63 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 498 (1998) 579
    MPE-PREPRINT-426
    DOI: 10.1086/305576
    e-Print: astro-ph/9711255 | PDF

  92. 298 citations up to the end of 2004
  93. 298 citations up to the end of 2004
  94. 298 citations up to the end of 2004
  95. 294 citations up to the end of 2004
  96. 291 citations up to the end of 2004
  97. 291 citations up to the end of 2004
  98. 290 citations up to the end of 2004
  99. 289 citations up to the end of 2004
  100. 288 citations up to the end of 2004