Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

1194 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014PDG 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. 7031 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  2. 4342 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  3. 4092 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  4. 3840 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  5. 3776 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  6. 3742 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  7. 3658 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  8. 3509 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  9. 3408 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  10. 3082 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  11. 3062 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  12. 3003 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  13. 2636 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  14. 2386 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  15. 2383 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  16. 2297 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  17. 2293 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  18. 2288 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  19. 2276 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 2095 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  21. 1957 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  22. 1953 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  23. 1888 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  24. 1881 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  25. 1875 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  26. 1861 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 1838 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  28. 1820 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  29. 1814 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  30. 1734 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  31. 1695 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  32. 1667 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  33. 1649 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  34. 1626 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  35. 1619 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  36. 1597 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  37. 1582 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  38. 1535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  39. 1521 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  40. 1496 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  41. 1485 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  42. 1482 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  43. 1474 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  44. 1461 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  45. 1449 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  46. 1429 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  47. 1423 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  48. 1423 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  49. 1411 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  50. 1400 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  51. 1398 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  52. 1396 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  53. 1385 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  54. 1375 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  55. 1365 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  56. 1353 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  57. 1338 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  58. 1330 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  59. 1317 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  60. 1311 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  61. 1309 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  62. 1291 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  63. 1288 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  64. 1276 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  65. 1276 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  66. 1274 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  67. 1263 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  68. 1242 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  69. 1189 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  70. 1183 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  71. 1165 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  72. 1156 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  73. 1154 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  74. 1142 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  75. 1138 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  76. 1137 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  77. 1127 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  78. 1122 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  79. 1111 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  80. 1109 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  81. 1107 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  82. 1105 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  83. 1098 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  84. 1092 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  85. 1089 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 1084 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  87. 1077 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  88. 1065 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  89. 1064 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  90. 1060 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  91. 1059 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  92. 1051 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  93. 1050 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  94. 1044 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  95. 1031 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  96. 1027 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  97. 1025 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  98. 1024 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014
  99. 1022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2014