Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 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 2019-12-29. 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 2005 editions

2005 reports for eprints

450 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 2444 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  2. 1990 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  3. 1649 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  4. 1569 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  5. 1314 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  6. 1271 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  7. 1141 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  8. 1108 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  9. 998 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  10. 964 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  11. 962 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  12. 959 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  13. 950 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  14. 929 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  15. 889 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  16. 881 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  17. 861 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  18. 825 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  19. 824 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  20. 799 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  21. 788 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
    Structure in the COBE differential microwave radiometer first year maps
    COBE Collaboration (George F. Smoot et al.). Apr 1992. 19 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 396 (1992) L1-L5
    PRINT-92-0148 (UC,BERKELEY)
    DOI: 10.1086/186504

  22. 744 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  23. 733 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  24. 708 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  25. 691 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  26. 685 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  27. 683 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  28. 672 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  29. 664 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  30. 613 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  31. 608 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  32. 604 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  33. 593 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  34. 591 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  35. 589 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  36. 582 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  37. 576 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  38. 574 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  39. 570 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  40. 558 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  41. 545 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  42. 536 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  43. 533 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  44. 525 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  45. 520 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  46. 514 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  47. 506 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  48. 505 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  49. 504 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  50. 502 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  51. 499 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  52. 497 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  53. 497 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  54. 496 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
    The Stellar initial mass function
    J.M. Scalo. 1986. 278 pp.
    Published in Fund.Cosmic Phys. 11 (1986) 1-278

  55. 491 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  56. 486 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  57. 486 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  58. 484 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  59. 481 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  60. 480 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  61. 478 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  62. 475 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  63. 474 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  64. 469 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  65. 467 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  66. 459 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  67. 458 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  68. 456 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  69. 455 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  70. 453 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  71. 446 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  72. 444 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  73. 443 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  74. 441 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  75. 437 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  76. 432 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  77. 432 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  78. 432 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  79. 431 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  80. 427 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  81. 421 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  82. 421 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  83. 419 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  84. 417 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  85. 416 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  86. 415 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  87. 415 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  88. 415 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  89. 413 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  90. 411 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  91. 410 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  92. 409 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  93. 409 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  94. 409 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
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  96. 406 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  97. 405 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  98. 403 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005
  99. 402 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2005