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

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

2018 reports for eprints

  1. 11431 citations up to the end of 2018
  2. 11245 citations up to the end of 2018
  3. 8620 citations up to the end of 2018
  4. 7753 citations up to the end of 2018
  5. 6924 citations up to the end of 2018
  6. 6489 citations up to the end of 2018
  7. 6485 citations up to the end of 2018
  8. 6385 citations 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

  9. 5587 citations up to the end of 2018
  10. 4745 citations up to the end of 2018
  11. 4448 citations up to the end of 2018
  12. 4382 citations up to the end of 2018
  13. 4110 citations up to the end of 2018
  14. 4095 citations up to the end of 2018
  15. 3332 citations up to the end of 2018
  16. 3205 citations up to the end of 2018
  17. 3184 citations up to the end of 2018
  18. 2990 citations up to the end of 2018
  19. 2925 citations up to the end of 2018
  20. 2919 citations up to the end of 2018
  21. 2710 citations up to the end of 2018
  22. 2703 citations 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

  23. 2658 citations up to the end of 2018
  24. 2493 citations up to the end of 2018
  25. 2399 citations up to the end of 2018
  26. 2352 citations up to the end of 2018
  27. 2343 citations up to the end of 2018
  28. 2336 citations up to the end of 2018
  29. 2247 citations up to the end of 2018
  30. 2235 citations up to the end of 2018
  31. 2204 citations up to the end of 2018
  32. 2176 citations up to the end of 2018
  33. 2097 citations up to the end of 2018
  34. 2091 citations 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

  35. 2051 citations up to the end of 2018
  36. 2015 citations up to the end of 2018
  37. 1984 citations up to the end of 2018
  38. 1971 citations up to the end of 2018
  39. 1963 citations 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

  40. 1938 citations up to the end of 2018
  41. 1917 citations up to the end of 2018
  42. 1916 citations up to the end of 2018
  43. 1902 citations up to the end of 2018
  44. 1900 citations up to the end of 2018
  45. 1887 citations up to the end of 2018
  46. 1879 citations up to the end of 2018
  47. 1862 citations up to the end of 2018
  48. 1859 citations up to the end of 2018
  49. 1858 citations up to the end of 2018
  50. 1827 citations up to the end of 2018
  51. 1812 citations up to the end of 2018
  52. 1800 citations up to the end of 2018
  53. 1768 citations up to the end of 2018
  54. 1739 citations up to the end of 2018
  55. 1733 citations up to the end of 2018
  56. 1687 citations up to the end of 2018
  57. 1676 citations up to the end of 2018
  58. 1663 citations up to the end of 2018
  59. 1662 citations up to the end of 2018
  60. 1628 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  61. 1600 citations up to the end of 2018
  62. 1561 citations up to the end of 2018
  63. 1556 citations up to the end of 2018
  64. 1546 citations up to the end of 2018
  65. 1527 citations up to the end of 2018
  66. 1519 citations up to the end of 2018
  67. 1501 citations up to the end of 2018
  68. 1449 citations up to the end of 2018
  69. 1443 citations up to the end of 2018
  70. 1441 citations up to the end of 2018
  71. 1418 citations up to the end of 2018
  72. 1417 citations up to the end of 2018
  73. 1412 citations up to the end of 2018
  74. 1408 citations up to the end of 2018
  75. 1397 citations up to the end of 2018
  76. 1393 citations up to the end of 2018
  77. 1381 citations up to the end of 2018
  78. 1376 citations up to the end of 2018
  79. 1368 citations up to the end of 2018
  80. 1364 citations up to the end of 2018
  81. 1339 citations up to the end of 2018
  82. 1338 citations up to the end of 2018
  83. 1335 citations up to the end of 2018
  84. 1318 citations up to the end of 2018
  85. 1317 citations up to the end of 2018
  86. 1308 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  87. 1291 citations 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

  88. 1282 citations up to the end of 2018
  89. 1279 citations up to the end of 2018
  90. 1269 citations up to the end of 2018
  91. 1267 citations up to the end of 2018
  92. 1265 citations up to the end of 2018
  93. 1246 citations up to the end of 2018
  94. 1242 citations 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

  95. 1234 citations up to the end of 2018
  96. 1234 citations up to the end of 2018
  97. 1230 citations up to the end of 2018
  98. 1226 citations up to the end of 2018
  99. 1221 citations up to the end of 2018
  100. 1217 citations up to the end of 2018