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

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

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 8560 citations up to the end of 2014
  2. 8234 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 7674 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 7103 citations up to the end of 2014
  5. 5867 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 5134 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 4229 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 4146 citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 3795 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 3678 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 3538 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 3219 citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 3112 citations 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

  14. 2753 citations up to the end of 2014
  15. 2580 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 2410 citations 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

  17. 2372 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 2205 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 2185 citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 2169 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1946 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1940 citations up to the end of 2014
  23. 1896 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1883 citations 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

  25. 1867 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1838 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1762 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1730 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1700 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1687 citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 1684 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1659 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1649 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1607 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1605 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1589 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1579 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1568 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1552 citations up to the end of 2014
  40. 1527 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1480 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1479 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1474 citations up to the end of 2014
  44. 1473 citations up to the end of 2014
  45. 1426 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1412 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1407 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1395 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1380 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 1367 citations 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

  51. 1362 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 1361 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 1358 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 1352 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 1323 citations up to the end of 2014
  56. 1294 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 1283 citations up to the end of 2014
  58. 1225 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 1218 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 1214 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 1209 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 1206 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 1178 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 1175 citations up to the end of 2014
  65. 1174 citations 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

  66. 1168 citations up to the end of 2014
  67. 1164 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 1126 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 1117 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 1117 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 1101 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 1100 citations 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

  73. 1091 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 1068 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 1059 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 1059 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 1057 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 1044 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 1044 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 1039 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 1034 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 1027 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 1025 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 1011 citations up to the end of 2014
  85. 1008 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 1004 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 1002 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 994 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  89. 984 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 976 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 975 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  92. 971 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  93. 962 citations up to the end of 2014
  94. 959 citations up to the end of 2014
    Planck 2013 results. XXII. Constraints on inflation
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 42 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A22
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-135
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321569
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5082 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  95. 958 citations up to the end of 2014
  96. 949 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 945 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 941 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 940 citations up to the end of 2014
  100. 940 citations up to the end of 2014