Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 4958 citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 3932 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 3793 citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 3551 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 2461 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 2450 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1905 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1444 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1434 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1350 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1302 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 1268 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 1189 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 1158 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 1115 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 1040 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 969 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 956 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 925 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 903 citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 897 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 896 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 866 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 834 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 812 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  26. 791 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 776 citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 762 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 747 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 747 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 744 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 736 citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 735 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 710 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 699 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 695 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 685 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 680 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 667 citations up to the end of 2007
  40. 653 citations up to the end of 2007
  41. 653 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 642 citations up to the end of 2007
  43. 641 citations up to the end of 2007
  44. 640 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 639 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  46. 637 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 624 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  48. 620 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 608 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 605 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 602 citations up to the end of 2007
  52. 595 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 594 citations up to the end of 2007
  54. 593 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  55. 588 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 583 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 581 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 577 citations up to the end of 2007
  59. 569 citations up to the end of 2007
  60. 568 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 567 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 565 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 565 citations up to the end of 2007
  64. 556 citations up to the end of 2007
  65. 554 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 551 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 549 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 548 citations up to the end of 2007
  69. 532 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 530 citations up to the end of 2007
  71. 529 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  72. 528 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 527 citations up to the end of 2007
  74. 526 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  75. 519 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 517 citations up to the end of 2007
  77. 510 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 507 citations up to the end of 2007
  79. 505 citations up to the end of 2007
  80. 493 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 487 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 486 citations up to the end of 2007
  83. 483 citations up to the end of 2007
  84. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  88. 472 citations up to the end of 2007
  89. 470 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 468 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 467 citations up to the end of 2007
  92. 466 citations up to the end of 2007
  93. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  94. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 452 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  97. 450 citations up to the end of 2007
  98. 449 citations up to the end of 2007
  99. 448 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 444 citations up to the end of 2007