Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 6717 citations up to the end of 2011
  2. 6385 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 6175 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 5956 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 5101 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 3275 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 3275 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 3258 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 2894 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 2463 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 2442 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 2292 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 2125 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1931 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1912 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1872 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1857 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 1713 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  19. 1531 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 1528 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1519 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1485 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1455 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1414 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1368 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 1358 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1354 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  28. 1306 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 1285 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 1277 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 1202 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 1197 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 1195 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 1164 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 1148 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 1145 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 1132 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 1130 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 1129 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 1119 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 1115 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 1092 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 1082 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 1072 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 1054 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 1046 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 1027 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 1023 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 973 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 963 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 962 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 959 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 955 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 954 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  55. 951 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 949 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 937 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 934 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 930 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 924 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  61. 914 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 913 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 910 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 909 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 893 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 889 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 889 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  68. 862 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 858 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 853 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 848 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 842 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 842 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 841 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 830 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  76. 828 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 828 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 824 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 812 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 807 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 803 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 799 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 787 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 783 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 783 citations up to the end of 2011
    The host galaxies of AGN
    SDSS Collaboration (Guinevere Kauffmann et al.). Apr 2003. 44 pp.
    Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 346 (2003) 1055
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2003.07154.x
    e-Print: astro-ph/0304239 | PDF

  86. 778 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 776 citations up to the end of 2011
  88. 760 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 759 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 758 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 756 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 754 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 752 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 747 citations up to the end of 2011
    The USNO-B catalog
    David G. Monet et al.. Oct 2002. 10 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 125 (2003) 984-993
    DOI: 10.1086/345888
    e-Print: astro-ph/0210694 | PDF

  95. 746 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 744 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 741 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 739 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 738 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 738 citations up to the end of 2011