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

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

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 7842 citations up to the end of 2013
  2. 7490 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 7371 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 6825 citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 5648 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 4543 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 3927 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 3863 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 3540 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 3523 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 3239 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2911 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2595 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 2364 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 2267 citations 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. 2204 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 2111 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 2096 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 2006 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 1827 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1742 citations 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

  22. 1690 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 1679 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1677 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1648 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1642 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1628 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1607 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1590 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1566 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1541 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1527 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1516 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1481 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1479 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1456 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1398 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1381 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1368 citations up to the end of 2013
  40. 1361 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 1359 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 1342 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 1341 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 1325 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 1323 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 1320 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 1303 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 1291 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 1289 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 1280 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 1270 citations up to the end of 2013
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  52. 1245 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 1230 citations 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

  54. 1165 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 1165 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 1155 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 1153 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 1147 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 1135 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 1116 citations 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

  61. 1110 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 1110 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 1109 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 1096 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 1084 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 1039 citations 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

  67. 1033 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 1023 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 1020 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 1018 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 1016 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 1001 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 999 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 992 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 990 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 987 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 978 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 978 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 976 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 976 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 957 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 953 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 950 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  84. 946 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  85. 941 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 936 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 932 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 928 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 916 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 911 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  91. 905 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 890 citations up to the end of 2013
  93. 887 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 876 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 875 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 873 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 870 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 867 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 863 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 862 citations up to the end of 2013