Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) in gr-qc

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

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 2390 citations up to the end of 2017
  2. 2018 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  3. 1965 citations up to the end of 2017
  4. 1622 citations up to the end of 2017
  5. 1563 citations up to the end of 2017
  6. 1461 citations up to the end of 2017
  7. 1341 citations up to the end of 2017
  8. 1336 citations up to the end of 2017
  9. 1299 citations up to the end of 2017
  10. 1226 citations up to the end of 2017
  11. 1193 citations up to the end of 2017
  12. 1192 citations up to the end of 2017
  13. 1159 citations up to the end of 2017
  14. 1158 citations up to the end of 2017
  15. 1117 citations up to the end of 2017
  16. 1106 citations up to the end of 2017
  17. 1075 citations up to the end of 2017
  18. 1004 citations up to the end of 2017
  19. 938 citations up to the end of 2017
  20. 912 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  21. 884 citations up to the end of 2017
    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. 877 citations up to the end of 2017
  23. 877 citations up to the end of 2017
  24. 868 citations up to the end of 2017
  25. 816 citations up to the end of 2017
  26. 805 citations up to the end of 2017
  27. 756 citations up to the end of 2017
  28. 742 citations up to the end of 2017
  29. 738 citations up to the end of 2017
  30. 737 citations up to the end of 2017
  31. 728 citations up to the end of 2017
  32. 712 citations up to the end of 2017
  33. 703 citations up to the end of 2017
  34. 681 citations up to the end of 2017
  35. 677 citations up to the end of 2017
  36. 672 citations up to the end of 2017
  37. 665 citations up to the end of 2017
  38. 638 citations up to the end of 2017
  39. 632 citations up to the end of 2017
  40. 626 citations up to the end of 2017
  41. 622 citations up to the end of 2017
  42. 611 citations up to the end of 2017
  43. 605 citations up to the end of 2017
  44. 573 citations up to the end of 2017
  45. 573 citations up to the end of 2017
  46. 560 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  47. 557 citations up to the end of 2017
  48. 545 citations up to the end of 2017
  49. 537 citations up to the end of 2017
  50. 529 citations up to the end of 2017
  51. 527 citations up to the end of 2017
  52. 527 citations up to the end of 2017
    Advanced LIGO
    LIGO Scientific Collaboration (J. Aasi (Caltech) et al.). Nov 17, 2014.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 32 (2015) 074001
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/32/7/074001
    e-Print: arXiv:1411.4547 [gr-qc] | PDF

  53. 524 citations up to the end of 2017
  54. 522 citations up to the end of 2017
  55. 511 citations up to the end of 2017
  56. 507 citations up to the end of 2017
  57. 506 citations up to the end of 2017
  58. 501 citations up to the end of 2017
  59. 492 citations up to the end of 2017
  60. 482 citations up to the end of 2017
  61. 476 citations up to the end of 2017
  62. 475 citations up to the end of 2017
  63. 471 citations up to the end of 2017
    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

  64. 461 citations up to the end of 2017
  65. 460 citations up to the end of 2017
  66. 459 citations up to the end of 2017
  67. 451 citations up to the end of 2017
  68. 450 citations up to the end of 2017
  69. 449 citations up to the end of 2017
  70. 447 citations up to the end of 2017
  71. 445 citations up to the end of 2017
  72. 444 citations up to the end of 2017
  73. 444 citations up to the end of 2017
  74. 443 citations up to the end of 2017
  75. 437 citations up to the end of 2017
  76. 435 citations up to the end of 2017
    Binary Black Hole Mergers in the first Advanced LIGO Observing Run
    LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations (B.P. Abbott (Caltech) et al.). Jun 15, 2016. 36 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. X6 (2016) no.4, 041015, Erratum: Phys.Rev. X8 (2018) no.3, 039903
    LIGO-P1600088
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.8.039903, 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.041015
    e-Print: arXiv:1606.04856 [gr-qc] | PDF

  77. 434 citations up to the end of 2017
  78. 434 citations up to the end of 2017
  79. 425 citations up to the end of 2017
  80. 418 citations up to the end of 2017
  81. 417 citations up to the end of 2017
  82. 416 citations up to the end of 2017
  83. 416 citations up to the end of 2017
  84. 415 citations up to the end of 2017
  85. 405 citations up to the end of 2017
  86. 403 citations up to the end of 2017
  87. 401 citations up to the end of 2017
  88. 400 citations up to the end of 2017
  89. 398 citations up to the end of 2017
  90. 397 citations up to the end of 2017
  91. 397 citations up to the end of 2017
  92. 394 citations up to the end of 2017
  93. 394 citations up to the end of 2017
  94. 392 citations up to the end of 2017
  95. 392 citations up to the end of 2017
  96. 390 citations up to the end of 2017
  97. 389 citations up to the end of 2017
  98. 387 citations up to the end of 2017
  99. 386 citations up to the end of 2017
  100. 385 citations up to the end of 2017
    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