Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

1444 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016PDG 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. 7383 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 4530 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 4491 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  4. 4297 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 4286 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 4039 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 4033 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  8. 3818 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 3564 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  10. 3494 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 3392 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 3226 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 3016 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  14. 2565 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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. 2558 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  16. 2546 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  17. 2526 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  18. 2493 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 2485 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 2364 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 2315 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  22. 2249 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  23. 2143 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 2034 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  25. 2029 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 2022 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 2004 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  28. 1999 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 1980 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  30. 1951 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 1928 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 1894 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  33. 1855 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 1800 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 1788 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  36. 1749 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 1749 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 1732 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 1709 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 1675 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 1661 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 1644 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 1635 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  44. 1624 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 1586 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  46. 1583 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  47. 1577 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 1568 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 1562 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 1555 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 1537 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 1534 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  53. 1528 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 1519 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 1508 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 1474 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 1467 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 1456 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 1449 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  60. 1421 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 1421 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  62. 1416 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 1398 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 1391 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 1386 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 1373 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 1360 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 1350 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  69. 1340 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 1332 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  71. 1309 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  72. 1300 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 1300 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 1293 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 1268 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 1262 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 1245 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  78. 1241 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 1237 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 1237 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 1213 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  82. 1207 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  83. 1203 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 1178 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 1172 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  86. 1169 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  87. 1167 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 1156 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  89. 1154 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 1152 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 1151 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  92. 1150 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 1138 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 1138 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  95. 1134 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 1122 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 1119 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 1119 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 1107 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2016