Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 edition) in the gr-qc 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. 1493 citations up to the end of 2013
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  2. 1125 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 1123 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 1035 citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 1021 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 910 citations up to the end of 2013
    Black hole entropy is the Noether charge
    Robert M. Wald (Chicago U., EFI & Chicago U.). Aug 5, 1993. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D48 (1993) no.8, R3427-R3431
    EFI-93-42
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.R3427
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307038 | PDF

  7. 874 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 871 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 852 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 792 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 744 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 724 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 711 citations up to the end of 2013
    Discreteness of area and volume in quantum gravity
    Carlo Rovelli (Pittsburgh U.), Lee Smolin (Penn State U.). Nov 1994. 36 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B442 (1995) 593-622, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B456 (1995) 753-754
    CGPG-94-11-1
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00150-Q, 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00550-5
    e-Print: gr-qc/9411005 | PDF

  14. 700 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 685 citations up to the end of 2013
  16. 667 citations up to the end of 2013
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  17. 657 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 652 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 626 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 622 citations up to the end of 2013
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  21. 604 citations up to the end of 2013
  22. 599 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 598 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 586 citations up to the end of 2013
    f(R) theories
    Antonio De Felice, Shinji Tsujikawa. Feb 2010. 136 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 13 (2010) 3
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2010-3
    e-Print: arXiv:1002.4928 [gr-qc] | PDF

  25. 554 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 553 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 530 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 506 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 503 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 502 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 501 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 498 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 484 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 454 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 452 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 446 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 443 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 440 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 438 citations up to the end of 2013
    Quantum spin dynamics (QSD)
    T. Thiemann (Harvard U.). Jun 1996. 33 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 839-873
    HUTMP-96-B-351A
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/4/011
    e-Print: gr-qc/9606089 | PDF

  40. 436 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 423 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 421 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 420 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 416 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 415 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 415 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 411 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 399 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 395 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 387 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 385 citations up to the end of 2013
  52. 383 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 378 citations up to the end of 2013
  54. 377 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 376 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 371 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 368 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 359 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 356 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 356 citations up to the end of 2013
  61. 355 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 353 citations up to the end of 2013
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  63. 352 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 351 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 348 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 344 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 342 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 333 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 328 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 323 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 322 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 322 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 317 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 315 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 310 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 307 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 303 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 302 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 302 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 302 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 301 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 300 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 296 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 293 citations up to the end of 2013
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4, p.157-287
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  85. 293 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 287 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 286 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 285 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 284 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 284 citations up to the end of 2013
  91. 283 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 280 citations up to the end of 2013
  93. 280 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 279 citations up to the end of 2013
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  95. 277 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 277 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 275 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 273 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 271 citations up to the end of 2013
    Spin foam models
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside). Sep 1997. 39 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 1827-1858
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/7/004
    e-Print: gr-qc/9709052 | PDF

  100. 270 citations up to the end of 2013