Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 10042 citations up to the end of 2016
  2. 9818 citations up to the end of 2016
  3. 8214 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 7475 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 6204 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 5935 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 5320 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  8. 4946 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 4501 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 4196 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 3901 citations up to the end of 2016
  12. 3861 citations up to the end of 2016
  13. 3808 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 2988 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 2983 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 2884 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 2679 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 2598 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 2591 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 2458 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 2432 citations up to the end of 2016
  22. 2408 citations up to the end of 2016
  23. 2255 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 2230 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 2176 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 2174 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 2097 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 2077 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 2049 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 2010 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  31. 1947 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 1870 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 1844 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 1831 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 1827 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 1809 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 1801 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 1785 citations up to the end of 2016
  39. 1754 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 1752 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 1749 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 1733 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 1720 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 1707 citations up to the end of 2016
  45. 1703 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 1698 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  47. 1691 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 1659 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 1621 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 1611 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 1611 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 1607 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 1572 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 1552 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 1520 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 1501 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 1493 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 1486 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 1441 citations up to the end of 2016
  60. 1422 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  61. 1411 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 1400 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 1388 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 1386 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 1371 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 1362 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 1355 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 1321 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 1296 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 1286 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 1283 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 1280 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 1248 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  74. 1234 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 1222 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 1220 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 1220 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 1219 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 1197 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 1191 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 1186 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 1180 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 1179 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 1175 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 1175 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  86. 1169 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 1149 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 1143 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 1141 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 1131 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 1131 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 1127 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 1123 citations up to the end of 2016
    Planck 2013 results. I. Overview of products and scientific results
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 48 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A1
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-115
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321529
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5062 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  94. 1122 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 1108 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 1107 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 1105 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 1099 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 1092 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 1092 citations up to the end of 2016