Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 edition) cited by papers 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

1094 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (C. Patrignani (Bologna U. & INFN, Bologna) et al.). 2016. 1808 pp.
Published in Chin.Phys. C40 (2016) no.10, 100001
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

  1. 6759 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  2. 4234 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  3. 3865 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  4. 3621 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  5. 3609 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  6. 3440 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  7. 3401 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  8. 3304 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  9. 3213 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  10. 2908 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  11. 2842 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  12. 2662 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  13. 2406 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  14. 2268 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  15. 2244 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  16. 2193 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  17. 2166 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  18. 2127 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
    M.F. Skrutskie et al.. Feb 2006. 21 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 131 (2006) 1163-1183
    DOI: 10.1086/498708

  19. 2078 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    SExtractor: Software for source extraction
    E. Bertin, S. Arnouts. Jun 1996. 12 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys.Suppl.Ser. 117 (1996) 393-404
    DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996164

  20. 2012 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  21. 1920 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  22. 1914 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  23. 1790 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  24. 1782 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  25. 1773 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  26. 1720 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  27. 1701 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  28. 1657 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  29. 1628 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  30. 1587 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  31. 1559 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  32. 1538 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  33. 1537 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  34. 1528 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  35. 1519 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  36. 1514 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  37. 1461 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  38. 1443 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  39. 1442 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  40. 1433 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  41. 1399 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  42. 1395 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  43. 1370 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  44. 1367 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  45. 1363 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  46. 1351 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  47. 1345 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  48. 1326 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  49. 1321 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  50. 1311 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  51. 1308 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  52. 1300 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  53. 1298 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  54. 1289 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  55. 1280 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  56. 1274 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  57. 1265 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  58. 1251 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  59. 1248 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  60. 1240 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  61. 1236 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  62. 1219 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  63. 1194 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  64. 1183 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  65. 1157 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  66. 1155 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  67. 1141 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  68. 1116 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  69. 1113 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  70. 1098 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  71. 1073 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  72. 1066 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  73. 1062 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  74. 1061 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  75. 1058 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  76. 1057 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  77. 1041 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  78. 1038 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  79. 1038 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  80. 1032 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  81. 1029 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  82. 1028 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  83. 1028 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  84. 1028 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  85. 1026 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  86. 1022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  87. 1022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  88. 1020 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  89. 1012 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  90. 1000 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  91. 999 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  92. 998 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  93. 989 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  94. 988 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  95. 987 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  96. 981 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  97. 980 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  98. 964 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013
  99. 964 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2013