Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 7890 citations up to the end of 2013
  2. 7534 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 7429 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 6829 citations up to the end of 2013
  5. 5677 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 4575 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 3946 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 3880 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 3562 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 3525 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 3243 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2927 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2605 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 2370 citations up to the end of 2013
  15. 2267 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  16. 2224 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 2119 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 2104 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 2013 citations up to the end of 2013
  20. 1827 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1745 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  22. 1693 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 1684 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1679 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1657 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1655 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1631 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1607 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1591 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1582 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1542 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1528 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1517 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1491 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1490 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1461 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1399 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1390 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1373 citations up to the end of 2013
  40. 1369 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 1368 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 1367 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 1348 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 1341 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 1327 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 1321 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 1303 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 1299 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 1292 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 1284 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 1280 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  52. 1252 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 1234 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  54. 1171 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 1165 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 1159 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 1158 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 1158 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 1135 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 1119 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  61. 1118 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 1115 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 1111 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 1099 citations up to the end of 2013
  65. 1087 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 1044 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 1039 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 1039 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  69. 1027 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 1022 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 1018 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 1007 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 1005 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 1001 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 996 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 990 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 989 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 983 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 979 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 975 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 961 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 958 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 950 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  84. 947 citations up to the end of 2013
  85. 941 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 939 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 938 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 931 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 921 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 914 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  91. 909 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 892 citations up to the end of 2013
  93. 891 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 878 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 877 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 873 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 871 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 871 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 868 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 868 citations up to the end of 2013