Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) in gr-qc

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

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 1738 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 1478 citations up to the end of 2015
  3. 1359 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 1218 citations up to the end of 2015
  5. 1182 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 1120 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 1094 citations up to the end of 2015
  8. 1052 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 1022 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 1007 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  11. 1002 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 972 citations up to the end of 2015
  13. 922 citations up to the end of 2015
  14. 911 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 909 citations up to the end of 2015
  16. 903 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 789 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 780 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  19. 778 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  20. 770 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 769 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 681 citations up to the end of 2015
  23. 676 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 676 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 671 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 639 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 631 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 619 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 580 citations up to the end of 2015
  30. 571 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 569 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 563 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 556 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 550 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 549 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 543 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 528 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 521 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 511 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 508 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 503 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 501 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 490 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 489 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 482 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 480 citations up to the end of 2015
  47. 473 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 469 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 469 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 461 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 452 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 452 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 439 citations up to the end of 2015
  54. 437 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 436 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 432 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 432 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 416 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  59. 415 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 405 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 401 citations up to the end of 2015
  62. 399 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 398 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 394 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 393 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 392 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 391 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 386 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 382 citations up to the end of 2015
  70. 377 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 374 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 363 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 361 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 357 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 353 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 352 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 352 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 350 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 346 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 345 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 344 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 340 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  83. 338 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 338 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 336 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  86. 336 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 336 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 334 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 334 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 334 citations up to the end of 2015
  91. 333 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 332 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 331 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 330 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 327 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 326 citations up to the end of 2015
  97. 321 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 320 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 319 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 319 citations up to the end of 2015