Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 edition) cited by papers 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 2017 editions

2017 reports for eprints

1593 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 7531 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  2. 4744 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  3. 4552 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  4. 4549 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  5. 4515 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  6. 4173 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  7. 4162 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  8. 3967 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  9. 3817 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  10. 3542 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  11. 3534 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  12. 3333 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  13. 3217 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  14. 2716 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    SExtractor: Software for source extraction
    E. Bertin, S. Arnouts. Jun 1996. 12 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys.Suppl.Ser. 117 (1996) 393-404
    DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996164

  15. 2664 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
    M.F. Skrutskie et al.. Feb 2006. 21 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 131 (2006) 1163-1183
    DOI: 10.1086/498708

  16. 2629 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 2604 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  18. 2599 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  19. 2583 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  20. 2573 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  21. 2572 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  22. 2325 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  23. 2290 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  24. 2276 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  25. 2160 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  26. 2156 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  27. 2112 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  28. 2064 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  29. 2056 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  30. 2054 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  31. 2033 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  32. 2019 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  33. 1946 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  34. 1891 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  35. 1881 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  36. 1866 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  37. 1861 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  38. 1796 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  39. 1795 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  40. 1793 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  41. 1785 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  42. 1755 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  43. 1751 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  44. 1750 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  45. 1729 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  46. 1707 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1685 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  48. 1681 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  49. 1643 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  50. 1619 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  51. 1617 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  52. 1606 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  53. 1580 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  54. 1579 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  55. 1574 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  56. 1551 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  57. 1532 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  58. 1514 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  59. 1512 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  60. 1494 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  61. 1489 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  62. 1488 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  63. 1479 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  64. 1470 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  65. 1457 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  66. 1442 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  67. 1433 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  68. 1401 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  69. 1401 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  70. 1389 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  71. 1388 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  72. 1374 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    Clustering in real space and in redshift space
    N. Kaiser (Cambridge U.). Jul 1987. 27 pp.
    Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 227 (1987) 1-27

  73. 1374 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  74. 1364 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  75. 1360 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  76. 1355 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  77. 1332 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  78. 1305 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  79. 1296 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  80. 1285 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  81. 1275 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  82. 1269 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  83. 1258 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  84. 1242 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  85. 1201 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  86. 1199 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1195 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  88. 1191 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  89. 1190 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  90. 1187 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  91. 1185 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  92. 1182 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  93. 1173 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  94. 1172 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  95. 1170 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  96. 1163 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  97. 1160 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  98. 1156 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017
  99. 1155 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2017