Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 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 2005 editions

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 3289 citations up to the end of 2005
  2. 2784 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2692 citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 2462 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1735 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 1336 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 1067 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 1019 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 994 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 915 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 865 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 855 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 830 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 762 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 749 citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 722 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 693 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 676 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 669 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 660 citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 639 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 620 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 617 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 608 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 595 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 585 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 577 citations up to the end of 2005
  28. 566 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 560 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 549 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 544 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 534 citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 533 citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 524 citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 516 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 511 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 507 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 506 citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 498 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  40. 496 citations up to the end of 2005
  41. 493 citations up to the end of 2005
  42. 492 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 491 citations up to the end of 2005
  44. 488 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  45. 483 citations up to the end of 2005
  46. 477 citations up to the end of 2005
  47. 475 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 473 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 464 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 462 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 462 citations up to the end of 2005
  52. 460 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  53. 458 citations up to the end of 2005
  54. 456 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 441 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 435 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 432 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 430 citations up to the end of 2005
  59. 429 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 424 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 423 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 423 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 421 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  64. 421 citations up to the end of 2005
  65. 418 citations up to the end of 2005
  66. 418 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 409 citations up to the end of 2005
  68. 408 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 407 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 406 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 401 citations up to the end of 2005
  72. 395 citations up to the end of 2005
  73. 393 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 391 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  75. 390 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 388 citations up to the end of 2005
  77. 386 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 383 citations up to the end of 2005
  79. 380 citations up to the end of 2005
  80. 379 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 378 citations up to the end of 2005
  82. 375 citations up to the end of 2005
  83. 372 citations up to the end of 2005
  84. 369 citations up to the end of 2005
  85. 365 citations up to the end of 2005
  86. 361 citations up to the end of 2005
  87. 360 citations up to the end of 2005
  88. 360 citations up to the end of 2005
  89. 358 citations up to the end of 2005
  90. 358 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 358 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 354 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 354 citations up to the end of 2005
  94. 351 citations up to the end of 2005
  95. 350 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  96. 344 citations up to the end of 2005
    The Sloan digital sky survey photometric camera
    SDSS Collaboration (J.E. Gunn (Princeton U. Observ.) et al.). Sep 1998. 108 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 116 (1998) 3040
    FERMILAB-PUB-98-419-CD, ICR-435-98-31, ICRR-REPORT-435-98-31, POPE-774
    DOI: 10.1086/300645
    e-Print: astro-ph/9809085 | PDF

  97. 343 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 342 citations up to the end of 2005
  99. 338 citations up to the end of 2005
  100. 337 citations up to the end of 2005