Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 4918 citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 3909 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 3774 citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 3554 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 2446 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 2442 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1896 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1447 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1426 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1344 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1298 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 1265 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 1176 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 1152 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 1103 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 1040 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 968 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 957 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 924 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 898 citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 896 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 892 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 866 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 827 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 813 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  26. 790 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 766 citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 758 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 746 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 745 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 744 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 733 citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 733 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 702 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 692 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 689 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 684 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 677 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 663 citations up to the end of 2007
  40. 653 citations up to the end of 2007
  41. 652 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 637 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  43. 637 citations up to the end of 2007
  44. 637 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 636 citations up to the end of 2007
  46. 630 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 623 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  48. 616 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 607 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 603 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 602 citations up to the end of 2007
  52. 594 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 593 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  54. 588 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 584 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 582 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 581 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 570 citations up to the end of 2007
  59. 568 citations up to the end of 2007
  60. 568 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 566 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 565 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 558 citations up to the end of 2007
  64. 557 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  65. 553 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 552 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 548 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 544 citations up to the end of 2007
  69. 532 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 530 citations up to the end of 2007
  71. 528 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  72. 528 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 527 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  74. 526 citations up to the end of 2007
  75. 516 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 515 citations up to the end of 2007
  77. 505 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 505 citations up to the end of 2007
  79. 504 citations up to the end of 2007
  80. 491 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 487 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 486 citations up to the end of 2007
  83. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  84. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 478 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 478 citations up to the end of 2007
  88. 469 citations up to the end of 2007
  89. 467 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 466 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 465 citations up to the end of 2007
  92. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  93. 463 citations up to the end of 2007
  94. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 452 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 448 citations up to the end of 2007
  97. 448 citations up to the end of 2007
  98. 447 citations up to the end of 2007
  99. 444 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 443 citations up to the end of 2007