Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 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 2017 editions

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 10579 citations up to the end of 2017
  2. 10384 citations up to the end of 2017
  3. 8321 citations up to the end of 2017
  4. 7597 citations up to the end of 2017
  5. 6295 citations up to the end of 2017
  6. 6113 citations up to the end of 2017
  7. 5801 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  8. 5215 citations up to the end of 2017
  9. 4742 citations up to the end of 2017
  10. 4590 citations up to the end of 2017
  11. 4332 citations up to the end of 2017
  12. 4021 citations up to the end of 2017
  13. 3990 citations up to the end of 2017
  14. 3950 citations up to the end of 2017
  15. 3121 citations up to the end of 2017
  16. 3059 citations up to the end of 2017
  17. 2768 citations up to the end of 2017
  18. 2757 citations up to the end of 2017
  19. 2756 citations up to the end of 2017
  20. 2654 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  21. 2649 citations up to the end of 2017
  22. 2511 citations up to the end of 2017
  23. 2389 citations up to the end of 2017
  24. 2344 citations up to the end of 2017
  25. 2298 citations up to the end of 2017
  26. 2296 citations up to the end of 2017
  27. 2213 citations up to the end of 2017
  28. 2147 citations up to the end of 2017
  29. 2135 citations up to the end of 2017
  30. 2104 citations up to the end of 2017
  31. 2051 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  32. 1937 citations up to the end of 2017
  33. 1920 citations up to the end of 2017
  34. 1917 citations up to the end of 2017
  35. 1904 citations up to the end of 2017
  36. 1903 citations up to the end of 2017
  37. 1874 citations up to the end of 2017
  38. 1856 citations up to the end of 2017
  39. 1844 citations up to the end of 2017
  40. 1821 citations up to the end of 2017
  41. 1818 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  42. 1797 citations up to the end of 2017
  43. 1791 citations up to the end of 2017
  44. 1782 citations up to the end of 2017
  45. 1773 citations up to the end of 2017
  46. 1772 citations up to the end of 2017
  47. 1766 citations up to the end of 2017
  48. 1752 citations up to the end of 2017
  49. 1716 citations up to the end of 2017
  50. 1715 citations up to the end of 2017
  51. 1664 citations up to the end of 2017
  52. 1628 citations up to the end of 2017
  53. 1627 citations up to the end of 2017
  54. 1621 citations up to the end of 2017
  55. 1615 citations up to the end of 2017
  56. 1598 citations up to the end of 2017
  57. 1566 citations up to the end of 2017
  58. 1522 citations up to the end of 2017
  59. 1519 citations up to the end of 2017
  60. 1505 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  61. 1464 citations up to the end of 2017
  62. 1463 citations up to the end of 2017
  63. 1437 citations up to the end of 2017
  64. 1434 citations up to the end of 2017
  65. 1430 citations up to the end of 2017
  66. 1421 citations up to the end of 2017
  67. 1401 citations up to the end of 2017
  68. 1384 citations up to the end of 2017
  69. 1372 citations up to the end of 2017
  70. 1368 citations up to the end of 2017
  71. 1348 citations up to the end of 2017
  72. 1339 citations up to the end of 2017
  73. 1308 citations up to the end of 2017
  74. 1305 citations up to the end of 2017
  75. 1290 citations up to the end of 2017
  76. 1284 citations up to the end of 2017
  77. 1275 citations up to the end of 2017
  78. 1266 citations up to the end of 2017
  79. 1260 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  80. 1251 citations up to the end of 2017
  81. 1245 citations up to the end of 2017
  82. 1245 citations up to the end of 2017
  83. 1239 citations up to the end of 2017
  84. 1213 citations up to the end of 2017
  85. 1209 citations up to the end of 2017
  86. 1205 citations up to the end of 2017
  87. 1204 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  88. 1201 citations up to the end of 2017
  89. 1197 citations up to the end of 2017
  90. 1194 citations up to the end of 2017
  91. 1186 citations up to the end of 2017
  92. 1181 citations up to the end of 2017
  93. 1181 citations up to the end of 2017
  94. 1167 citations up to the end of 2017
  95. 1164 citations up to the end of 2017
  96. 1163 citations up to the end of 2017
  97. 1153 citations up to the end of 2017
  98. 1153 citations up to the end of 2017
  99. 1144 citations up to the end of 2017
  100. 1143 citations up to the end of 2017