Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 8617 citations up to the end of 2014
  2. 8290 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 7735 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 7109 citations up to the end of 2014
  5. 5898 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 5177 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 4249 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 4168 citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 3796 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 3704 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 3544 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 3240 citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 3144 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  14. 2765 citations up to the end of 2014
  15. 2591 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 2411 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  17. 2396 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 2215 citations up to the end of 2014
  19. 2195 citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 2181 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1957 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1941 citations up to the end of 2014
  23. 1900 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1888 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  25. 1877 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1841 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1765 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1736 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1704 citations up to the end of 2014
  30. 1701 citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 1685 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1672 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1651 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1628 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1608 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1603 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1586 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1580 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1553 citations up to the end of 2014
  40. 1538 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1534 citations up to the end of 2014
  42. 1485 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1482 citations up to the end of 2014
  44. 1482 citations up to the end of 2014
  45. 1427 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1416 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1413 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1406 citations up to the end of 2014
  49. 1378 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 1371 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  51. 1368 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 1366 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 1365 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 1362 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 1331 citations up to the end of 2014
  56. 1302 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 1290 citations up to the end of 2014
  58. 1251 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 1238 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 1222 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 1212 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 1208 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 1185 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 1179 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  65. 1176 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 1172 citations up to the end of 2014
  67. 1165 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 1134 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 1120 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 1119 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 1108 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 1101 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  73. 1095 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 1073 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 1064 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 1063 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 1061 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 1048 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 1048 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 1040 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 1037 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 1033 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 1020 citations up to the end of 2014
  85. 1017 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 1016 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 1009 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 995 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  89. 987 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 983 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 977 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  92. 976 citations up to the end of 2014
  93. 972 citations up to the end of 2014
  94. 970 citations up to the end of 2014
    Planck 2013 results. XXII. Constraints on inflation
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 42 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A22
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-135
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321569
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5082 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  95. 966 citations up to the end of 2014
  96. 957 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 952 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 951 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 945 citations up to the end of 2014
  100. 942 citations up to the end of 2014