Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) in gr-qc

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

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 1862 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 1685 citations up to the end of 2016
  3. 1440 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 1341 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 1260 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 1246 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 1230 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  8. 1212 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  9. 1135 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 1099 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 1079 citations up to the end of 2016
  12. 1069 citations up to the end of 2016
  13. 1061 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 1025 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 1022 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 1018 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 992 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 847 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  19. 830 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 830 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 822 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  22. 822 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  23. 752 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 735 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 731 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 707 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 697 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 695 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 693 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 667 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 641 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 619 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 614 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 611 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 610 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 599 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 598 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 574 citations up to the end of 2016
  39. 573 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 562 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 562 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 549 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 534 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 532 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  45. 523 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 510 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 509 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 504 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 499 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 497 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 489 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 486 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 471 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 466 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 466 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 466 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 451 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 448 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 445 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  60. 444 citations up to the end of 2016
  61. 438 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 421 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 419 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 417 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 417 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 414 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 405 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 397 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 396 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 394 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 393 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 392 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 391 citations up to the end of 2016
  74. 389 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 388 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 387 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 386 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 386 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 375 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 374 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 369 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 369 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 368 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 367 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 366 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 363 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  87. 363 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 361 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 359 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 358 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 358 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 357 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 357 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 356 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  95. 355 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 353 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 353 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 350 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 345 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 345 citations up to the end of 2016