Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 edition) in the gr-qc 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. 1894 citations up to the end of 2016
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  2. 1699 citations up to the end of 2016
  3. 1447 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 1342 citations up to the end of 2016
  5. 1268 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 1251 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 1230 citations up to the end of 2016
  8. 1221 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 1140 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 1112 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 1112 citations up to the end of 2016
  12. 1085 citations up to the end of 2016
  13. 1067 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 1038 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 1031 citations up to the end of 2016
  16. 1025 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 1013 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 854 citations up to the end of 2016
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  19. 835 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 834 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 830 citations up to the end of 2016
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  22. 829 citations up to the end of 2016
  23. 759 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 742 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 734 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 713 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 706 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 702 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 697 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 670 citations up to the end of 2016
  31. 646 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 626 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 621 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 617 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 612 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 600 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 599 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 582 citations up to the end of 2016
  39. 580 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 573 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 567 citations up to the end of 2016
  42. 553 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 541 citations up to the end of 2016
  44. 537 citations up to the end of 2016
    Quantum spin dynamics (QSD)
    T. Thiemann (Harvard U.). Jun 1996. 33 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 839-873
    HUTMP-96-B-351A
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/4/011
    e-Print: gr-qc/9606089 | PDF

  45. 531 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 517 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 513 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 506 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 504 citations up to the end of 2016
  50. 501 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 492 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 489 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 477 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 471 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 470 citations up to the end of 2016
  56. 468 citations up to the end of 2016
  57. 456 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 447 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 446 citations up to the end of 2016
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  60. 446 citations up to the end of 2016
  61. 438 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 425 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 425 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 422 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 419 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 417 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 410 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 399 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 398 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 397 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 397 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 397 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 395 citations up to the end of 2016
  74. 394 citations up to the end of 2016
  75. 393 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 392 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 390 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 387 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 382 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 375 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 373 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 373 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 371 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 370 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 369 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 369 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 366 citations up to the end of 2016
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 409 (1993) 157-287
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  88. 364 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 363 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 362 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 361 citations up to the end of 2016
  92. 361 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 360 citations up to the end of 2016
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  94. 360 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 358 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 358 citations up to the end of 2016
  97. 355 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 351 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 350 citations up to the end of 2016
  100. 347 citations up to the end of 2016