Top Cited Articles of All Time (2018 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2018 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 2018 editions

2018 reports for eprints

1721 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018PDG 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. 7653 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  2. 4992 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  3. 4776 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  4. 4755 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  5. 4615 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  6. 4307 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  7. 4263 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  8. 4073 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  9. 4065 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  10. 3681 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  11. 3576 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  12. 3416 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  13. 3411 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  14. 3191 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  15. 2829 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  16. 2787 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  17. 2767 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  18. 2748 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  19. 2689 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  20. 2673 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  21. 2657 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  22. 2647 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  23. 2407 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  24. 2385 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  25. 2368 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  26. 2243 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  27. 2196 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  28. 2129 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  29. 2121 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  30. 2077 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  31. 2063 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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. 2041 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  33. 1972 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  34. 1969 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  35. 1962 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  36. 1947 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  37. 1944 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  38. 1941 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  39. 1923 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  40. 1915 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  41. 1907 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  42. 1849 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  43. 1830 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  44. 1823 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  45. 1792 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  46. 1777 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  47. 1747 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  48. 1726 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  49. 1694 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  50. 1687 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  51. 1673 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  52. 1667 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  53. 1659 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  54. 1642 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  55. 1629 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  56. 1617 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  57. 1613 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  58. 1604 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  59. 1588 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  60. 1573 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  61. 1547 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  62. 1546 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  63. 1517 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  64. 1513 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  65. 1506 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  66. 1498 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  67. 1490 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  68. 1481 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  69. 1436 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  70. 1426 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  71. 1425 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  72. 1424 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  73. 1416 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  74. 1400 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  75. 1392 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  76. 1383 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  77. 1367 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  78. 1359 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  79. 1356 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  80. 1354 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  81. 1347 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  82. 1326 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  83. 1310 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  84. 1309 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  85. 1272 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  86. 1271 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  87. 1260 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  88. 1229 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  89. 1228 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  90. 1225 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  91. 1225 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  92. 1223 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  93. 1220 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  94. 1211 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  95. 1211 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  96. 1204 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  97. 1204 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  98. 1202 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
  99. 1202 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2018
    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