Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 6373 citations up to the end of 2010
  2. 5748 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 5565 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 5279 citations up to the end of 2010
  5. 4707 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 3085 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 2924 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 2794 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 2485 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 2186 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 2121 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 2042 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 1788 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 1745 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 1725 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 1704 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 1469 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  18. 1447 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 1408 citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 1365 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 1337 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 1290 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 1280 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 1232 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 1231 citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 1221 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 1157 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 1151 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  29. 1131 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 1116 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 1097 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 1071 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 1066 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 1050 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 1042 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 1023 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 1015 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 1006 citations up to the end of 2010
  39. 956 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 951 citations up to the end of 2010
  41. 944 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 929 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 908 citations up to the end of 2010
  44. 905 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 896 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 887 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 887 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 885 citations up to the end of 2010
  49. 875 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 868 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 860 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 857 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  53. 857 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 856 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 853 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 852 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 836 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 835 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 831 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 822 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 814 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  62. 807 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 799 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 794 citations up to the end of 2010
  65. 794 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 790 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  67. 784 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 784 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 780 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 779 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 774 citations up to the end of 2010
  72. 770 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  73. 769 citations up to the end of 2010
  74. 764 citations up to the end of 2010
  75. 762 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 761 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 756 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 739 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  79. 739 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 737 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 732 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 732 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 717 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 713 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 712 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 711 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 709 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 699 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 698 citations up to the end of 2010
  90. 691 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 687 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 683 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 682 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 676 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 674 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 673 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 672 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 658 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 658 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 657 citations up to the end of 2010