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

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

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 10722 citations up to the end of 2017
  2. 10525 citations up to the end of 2017
  3. 8421 citations up to the end of 2017
  4. 7621 citations up to the end of 2017
  5. 6347 citations up to the end of 2017
  6. 6213 citations up to the end of 2017
  7. 5945 citations 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

  8. 5285 citations up to the end of 2017
  9. 5008 citations up to the end of 2017
  10. 4641 citations up to the end of 2017
  11. 4340 citations up to the end of 2017
  12. 4104 citations up to the end of 2017
  13. 4003 citations up to the end of 2017
  14. 3995 citations up to the end of 2017
  15. 3161 citations up to the end of 2017
  16. 3083 citations up to the end of 2017
  17. 2853 citations up to the end of 2017
  18. 2801 citations up to the end of 2017
  19. 2797 citations up to the end of 2017
  20. 2689 citations up to the end of 2017
  21. 2659 citations 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

  22. 2536 citations up to the end of 2017
  23. 2442 citations up to the end of 2017
  24. 2380 citations up to the end of 2017
  25. 2315 citations up to the end of 2017
  26. 2305 citations up to the end of 2017
  27. 2229 citations up to the end of 2017
  28. 2161 citations up to the end of 2017
  29. 2148 citations up to the end of 2017
  30. 2142 citations up to the end of 2017
  31. 2059 citations 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. 2021 citations up to the end of 2017
  33. 1977 citations up to the end of 2017
  34. 1964 citations up to the end of 2017
  35. 1951 citations up to the end of 2017
  36. 1931 citations up to the end of 2017
  37. 1920 citations up to the end of 2017
  38. 1860 citations up to the end of 2017
  39. 1851 citations up to the end of 2017
  40. 1849 citations up to the end of 2017
  41. 1832 citations 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

  42. 1822 citations up to the end of 2017
  43. 1822 citations up to the end of 2017
  44. 1805 citations up to the end of 2017
  45. 1799 citations up to the end of 2017
  46. 1797 citations up to the end of 2017
  47. 1773 citations up to the end of 2017
  48. 1758 citations up to the end of 2017
  49. 1747 citations up to the end of 2017
  50. 1743 citations up to the end of 2017
  51. 1691 citations up to the end of 2017
  52. 1649 citations up to the end of 2017
  53. 1646 citations up to the end of 2017
  54. 1637 citations up to the end of 2017
  55. 1634 citations up to the end of 2017
  56. 1633 citations up to the end of 2017
  57. 1630 citations up to the end of 2017
  58. 1536 citations up to the end of 2017
  59. 1531 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  60. 1527 citations up to the end of 2017
  61. 1485 citations up to the end of 2017
  62. 1480 citations up to the end of 2017
  63. 1479 citations up to the end of 2017
  64. 1478 citations up to the end of 2017
  65. 1473 citations up to the end of 2017
  66. 1428 citations up to the end of 2017
  67. 1406 citations up to the end of 2017
  68. 1406 citations up to the end of 2017
  69. 1405 citations up to the end of 2017
  70. 1401 citations up to the end of 2017
  71. 1365 citations up to the end of 2017
  72. 1352 citations up to the end of 2017
  73. 1325 citations up to the end of 2017
  74. 1323 citations up to the end of 2017
  75. 1304 citations up to the end of 2017
  76. 1302 citations up to the end of 2017
  77. 1299 citations up to the end of 2017
  78. 1286 citations up to the end of 2017
  79. 1276 citations up to the end of 2017
  80. 1273 citations up to the end of 2017
  81. 1273 citations 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

  82. 1265 citations up to the end of 2017
  83. 1257 citations up to the end of 2017
  84. 1253 citations up to the end of 2017
  85. 1252 citations up to the end of 2017
  86. 1229 citations up to the end of 2017
  87. 1219 citations up to the end of 2017
  88. 1213 citations up to the end of 2017
  89. 1212 citations 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

  90. 1211 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  91. 1200 citations up to the end of 2017
  92. 1198 citations up to the end of 2017
  93. 1183 citations up to the end of 2017
  94. 1183 citations up to the end of 2017
  95. 1182 citations up to the end of 2017
  96. 1177 citations up to the end of 2017
  97. 1175 citations up to the end of 2017
  98. 1167 citations up to the end of 2017
  99. 1166 citations up to the end of 2017
  100. 1164 citations up to the end of 2017