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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 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 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

  1. 3317 citations up to the end of 2005
  2. 2801 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2706 citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 2460 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1746 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 1342 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 1075 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 1031 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 997 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 921 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 863 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 857 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 831 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 767 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 755 citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 722 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 694 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 679 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 674 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 669 citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 646 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 628 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 618 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 609 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 603 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 585 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 576 citations up to the end of 2005
  28. 570 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 565 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 551 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 547 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 536 citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 534 citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 526 citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 515 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 512 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 510 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 507 citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 503 citations up to the end of 2005
  40. 501 citations up to the end of 2005
  41. 499 citations up to the end of 2005
    Hybrid inflation
    Andrei D. Linde (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Jul 1993. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 748-754
    SU-ITP-93-17
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.748
    e-Print: astro-ph/9307002 | PDF

  42. 493 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 491 citations up to the end of 2005
  44. 489 citations up to the end of 2005
    The Cold dark matter density perturbation
    Andrew R. Liddle (Sussex U.), David H. Lyth (Lancaster U.). Mar 1993. 128 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 231 (1993) 1-105
    SUSSEX-AST-92-8-1-REV, LANC-TH-8-92-REV
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(93)90114-S
    e-Print: astro-ph/9303019 | PDF

  45. 489 citations up to the end of 2005
  46. 484 citations up to the end of 2005
  47. 482 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 478 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 465 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 465 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 462 citations up to the end of 2005
  52. 460 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 459 citations 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

  54. 457 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 441 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 435 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 434 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 434 citations up to the end of 2005
  59. 431 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 428 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 425 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 425 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 424 citations up to the end of 2005
  64. 422 citations up to the end of 2005
  65. 421 citations 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

  66. 420 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 415 citations up to the end of 2005
  68. 412 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 408 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 407 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 401 citations up to the end of 2005
  72. 395 citations up to the end of 2005
  73. 393 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  74. 393 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 391 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 389 citations up to the end of 2005
  77. 388 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 385 citations up to the end of 2005
  79. 384 citations up to the end of 2005
  80. 384 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 379 citations up to the end of 2005
  82. 377 citations up to the end of 2005
  83. 373 citations up to the end of 2005
  84. 370 citations up to the end of 2005
  85. 365 citations up to the end of 2005
  86. 363 citations up to the end of 2005
  87. 360 citations up to the end of 2005
  88. 360 citations up to the end of 2005
  89. 360 citations up to the end of 2005
  90. 359 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 359 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 358 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 358 citations up to the end of 2005
  94. 352 citations up to the end of 2005
  95. 350 citations up to the end of 2005
    What powers ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies?
    R. Genzel et al.. Nov 1997. 63 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 498 (1998) 579
    MPE-PREPRINT-426
    DOI: 10.1086/305576
    e-Print: astro-ph/9711255 | PDF

  96. 344 citations up to the end of 2005
    The Sloan digital sky survey photometric camera
    SDSS Collaboration (J.E. Gunn (Princeton U. Observ.) et al.). Sep 1998. 108 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 116 (1998) 3040
    FERMILAB-PUB-98-419-CD, ICR-435-98-31, ICRR-REPORT-435-98-31, POPE-774
    DOI: 10.1086/300645
    e-Print: astro-ph/9809085 | PDF

  97. 343 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 342 citations up to the end of 2005
  99. 338 citations up to the end of 2005
  100. 337 citations up to the end of 2005