Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2009 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 2009 editions

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 5957 citations up to the end of 2009
  2. 5101 citations up to the end of 2009
  3. 4926 citations up to the end of 2009
  4. 4681 citations up to the end of 2009
  5. 4190 citations up to the end of 2009
  6. 2890 citations up to the end of 2009
  7. 2590 citations up to the end of 2009
  8. 2085 citations up to the end of 2009
  9. 1960 citations up to the end of 2009
  10. 1939 citations up to the end of 2009
  11. 1920 citations up to the end of 2009
  12. 1666 citations up to the end of 2009
  13. 1655 citations up to the end of 2009
  14. 1596 citations up to the end of 2009
  15. 1506 citations up to the end of 2009
  16. 1504 citations up to the end of 2009
  17. 1359 citations up to the end of 2009
  18. 1342 citations up to the end of 2009
  19. 1228 citations up to the end of 2009
  20. 1213 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  21. 1204 citations up to the end of 2009
  22. 1119 citations up to the end of 2009
  23. 1114 citations up to the end of 2009
  24. 1097 citations up to the end of 2009
  25. 1094 citations up to the end of 2009
  26. 1076 citations up to the end of 2009
  27. 1054 citations up to the end of 2009
  28. 1021 citations up to the end of 2009
  29. 995 citations up to the end of 2009
  30. 991 citations up to the end of 2009
  31. 988 citations up to the end of 2009
  32. 981 citations up to the end of 2009
  33. 957 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  34. 920 citations up to the end of 2009
  35. 911 citations up to the end of 2009
  36. 904 citations up to the end of 2009
  37. 900 citations up to the end of 2009
  38. 882 citations up to the end of 2009
  39. 852 citations up to the end of 2009
  40. 852 citations up to the end of 2009
  41. 850 citations up to the end of 2009
  42. 835 citations up to the end of 2009
  43. 825 citations up to the end of 2009
  44. 804 citations up to the end of 2009
  45. 804 citations up to the end of 2009
  46. 783 citations up to the end of 2009
  47. 775 citations up to the end of 2009
  48. 773 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  49. 771 citations up to the end of 2009
  50. 768 citations up to the end of 2009
  51. 768 citations up to the end of 2009
  52. 763 citations up to the end of 2009
  53. 759 citations up to the end of 2009
  54. 756 citations up to the end of 2009
  55. 750 citations up to the end of 2009
  56. 748 citations up to the end of 2009
  57. 747 citations up to the end of 2009
  58. 744 citations up to the end of 2009
  59. 743 citations up to the end of 2009
  60. 740 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  61. 724 citations up to the end of 2009
  62. 716 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  63. 716 citations up to the end of 2009
  64. 710 citations up to the end of 2009
  65. 694 citations up to the end of 2009
  66. 691 citations up to the end of 2009
  67. 690 citations up to the end of 2009
  68. 687 citations up to the end of 2009
  69. 674 citations up to the end of 2009
  70. 672 citations up to the end of 2009
  71. 671 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  72. 657 citations up to the end of 2009
  73. 657 citations up to the end of 2009
  74. 651 citations up to the end of 2009
  75. 650 citations up to the end of 2009
  76. 647 citations up to the end of 2009
  77. 643 citations up to the end of 2009
  78. 640 citations up to the end of 2009
  79. 640 citations up to the end of 2009
  80. 639 citations up to the end of 2009
  81. 638 citations up to the end of 2009
  82. 638 citations up to the end of 2009
    The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
    Swift Science Collaboration (N. Gehrels (NASA, Goddard) et al.). May 2004. 38 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 611 (2004) 1005-1020, Erratum: Astrophys.J. 621 (2005) 558
    DOI: 10.1086/422091, 10.1086/427409
    e-Print: astro-ph/0405233 | PDF

  83. 635 citations up to the end of 2009
  84. 634 citations up to the end of 2009
  85. 632 citations up to the end of 2009
  86. 628 citations up to the end of 2009
  87. 622 citations up to the end of 2009
  88. 622 citations up to the end of 2009
  89. 620 citations up to the end of 2009
  90. 618 citations up to the end of 2009
  91. 616 citations up to the end of 2009
  92. 607 citations up to the end of 2009
  93. 607 citations up to the end of 2009
  94. 606 citations up to the end of 2009
  95. 602 citations up to the end of 2009
  96. 599 citations up to the end of 2009
  97. 597 citations up to the end of 2009
  98. 596 citations up to the end of 2009
  99. 595 citations up to the end of 2009
  100. 591 citations up to the end of 2009