Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 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 2006 editions

2006 reports for eprints

  1. 4230 citations up to the end of 2006
  2. 3336 citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 3217 citations up to the end of 2006
  4. 3030 citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 2140 citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 1615 citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 1234 citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 1142 citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 1141 citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 1102 citations up to the end of 2006
  11. 1059 citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 1051 citations up to the end of 2006
  13. 1024 citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 1009 citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 907 citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 889 citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 833 citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 813 citations up to the end of 2006
  19. 804 citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 793 citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 788 citations up to the end of 2006
  22. 784 citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 750 citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 729 citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 714 citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 665 citations up to the end of 2006
  27. 659 citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 657 citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 653 citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 652 citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 651 citations up to the end of 2006
  32. 642 citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 630 citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 628 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  35. 627 citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 615 citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 612 citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 604 citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 596 citations up to the end of 2006
  40. 595 citations up to the end of 2006
  41. 586 citations up to the end of 2006
  42. 575 citations up to the end of 2006
  43. 565 citations up to the end of 2006
  44. 555 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  45. 555 citations up to the end of 2006
  46. 538 citations up to the end of 2006
  47. 537 citations up to the end of 2006
  48. 534 citations up to the end of 2006
  49. 529 citations up to the end of 2006
  50. 527 citations up to the end of 2006
  51. 526 citations up to the end of 2006
  52. 525 citations up to the end of 2006
  53. 523 citations up to the end of 2006
  54. 520 citations up to the end of 2006
  55. 516 citations up to the end of 2006
  56. 512 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  57. 511 citations up to the end of 2006
  58. 511 citations up to the end of 2006
  59. 508 citations up to the end of 2006
  60. 508 citations up to the end of 2006
  61. 506 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  62. 500 citations up to the end of 2006
  63. 497 citations up to the end of 2006
  64. 497 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  65. 493 citations up to the end of 2006
  66. 489 citations up to the end of 2006
  67. 478 citations up to the end of 2006
  68. 473 citations up to the end of 2006
  69. 472 citations up to the end of 2006
  70. 471 citations up to the end of 2006
  71. 471 citations up to the end of 2006
  72. 461 citations up to the end of 2006
  73. 454 citations up to the end of 2006
  74. 452 citations up to the end of 2006
  75. 446 citations up to the end of 2006
    The u'g'r'i'z' Standard star system
    SDSS Collaboration (J.Allyn Smith et al.). Feb 2002. 50 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 123 (2002) 2121-2144
    FERMILAB-PUB-02-022-A
    DOI: 10.1086/339311
    e-Print: astro-ph/0201143 | PDF

  76. 445 citations up to the end of 2006
  77. 443 citations up to the end of 2006
  78. 439 citations up to the end of 2006
  79. 439 citations up to the end of 2006
  80. 434 citations up to the end of 2006
  81. 433 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  82. 432 citations up to the end of 2006
  83. 429 citations up to the end of 2006
  84. 428 citations up to the end of 2006
  85. 425 citations up to the end of 2006
  86. 419 citations up to the end of 2006
  87. 416 citations up to the end of 2006
  88. 412 citations up to the end of 2006
  89. 412 citations up to the end of 2006
  90. 410 citations up to the end of 2006
  91. 410 citations up to the end of 2006
  92. 408 citations up to the end of 2006
  93. 404 citations up to the end of 2006
  94. 403 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  95. 402 citations up to the end of 2006
  96. 402 citations up to the end of 2006
  97. 401 citations up to the end of 2006
  98. 399 citations up to the end of 2006
  99. 399 citations up to the end of 2006
  100. 398 citations up to the end of 2006