Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 6770 citations up to the end of 2011
  2. 6412 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 6201 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 5958 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 5122 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 3290 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 3286 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 3281 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 2896 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 2465 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 2450 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 2300 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 2129 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1934 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1917 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1888 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1861 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 1713 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  19. 1543 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 1530 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1518 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1486 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1469 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1416 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1371 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 1358 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1356 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  28. 1315 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 1291 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 1277 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 1203 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 1201 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 1199 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 1167 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 1156 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 1151 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 1135 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 1130 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 1129 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 1123 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 1115 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 1094 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 1082 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 1073 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 1053 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 1047 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 1031 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 1025 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 977 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 973 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 968 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 965 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 957 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 956 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 955 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 951 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 939 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 938 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 934 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 926 citations up to the end of 2011
    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: 10.1086/427409, 10.1086/422091
    e-Print: astro-ph/0405233 | PDF

  61. 925 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 918 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 916 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 909 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 894 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 892 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 889 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 866 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 865 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 859 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 848 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 843 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 843 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 841 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 833 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  76. 829 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 829 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 824 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  79. 822 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 818 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 804 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 800 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 788 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 785 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 784 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 783 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  87. 782 citations up to the end of 2011
  88. 765 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 759 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 759 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 757 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 754 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 752 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 747 citations up to the end of 2011
    The USNO-B catalog
    David G. Monet et al.. Oct 2002. 10 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 125 (2003) 984-993
    DOI: 10.1086/345888
    e-Print: astro-ph/0210694 | PDF

  95. 746 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 746 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 745 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 743 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 739 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 739 citations up to the end of 2011