Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

1309 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015PDG 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. 7229 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  2. 4424 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  3. 4294 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  4. 4052 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  5. 4015 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  6. 3905 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  7. 3863 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  8. 3675 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  9. 3449 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  10. 3328 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  11. 3224 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  12. 3151 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  13. 2820 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  14. 2474 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 2466 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  16. 2434 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  17. 2427 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 2403 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  19. 2398 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  20. 2172 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  21. 2136 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  22. 2024 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  23. 1995 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  24. 1977 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  25. 1974 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  26. 1945 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  27. 1926 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  28. 1925 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  29. 1901 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  30. 1869 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  31. 1831 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  32. 1828 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  33. 1741 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  34. 1706 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  35. 1699 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  36. 1691 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  37. 1680 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  38. 1658 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  39. 1639 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  40. 1614 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  41. 1602 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  42. 1563 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  43. 1551 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  44. 1535 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  45. 1506 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  46. 1499 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  47. 1486 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  48. 1482 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  49. 1480 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  50. 1462 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  51. 1454 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  52. 1451 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  53. 1442 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  54. 1441 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  55. 1435 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  56. 1434 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  57. 1416 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  58. 1383 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  59. 1382 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  60. 1379 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  61. 1371 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  62. 1358 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  63. 1353 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  64. 1347 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  65. 1335 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  66. 1330 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  67. 1319 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  68. 1309 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  69. 1300 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  70. 1296 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  71. 1284 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  72. 1212 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  73. 1207 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  74. 1185 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  75. 1184 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  76. 1176 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  77. 1168 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  78. 1159 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  79. 1156 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  80. 1152 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  81. 1150 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  82. 1148 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  83. 1143 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  84. 1136 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  85. 1127 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    Clustering in real space and in redshift space
    N. Kaiser (Cambridge U.). Jul 1987. 27 pp.
    Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 227 (1987) 1-27

  86. 1126 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  87. 1119 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  88. 1115 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  89. 1108 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  90. 1106 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  91. 1105 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  92. 1103 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  93. 1099 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  94. 1089 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  95. 1078 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  96. 1074 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  97. 1073 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  98. 1069 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015
  99. 1061 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2015