Top Cited Articles during 2018 in astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2018 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. 2769 citations in 2018
  2. 956 citations in 2018
  3. 937 citations in 2018
  4. 689 citations in 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

  5. 609 citations in 2018
  6. 541 citations in 2018
    Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger
    LIGO Scientific and Virgo and Fermi GBM and INTEGRAL and IceCube and IPN and Insight-Hxmt and ANTARES and Swift and Dark Energy Camera GW-EM and DES and DLT40 and GRAWITA and Fermi-LAT and ATCA and ASKAP and OzGrav and DWF (Deeper Wider Faster Program) and AST3 and CAASTRO and VINROUGE and MASTER and J-GEM and GROWTH and JAGWAR and CaltechNRAO and TTU-NRAO and NuSTAR and Pan-STARRS and KU and Nordic Optical Telescope and ePESSTO and GROND and Texas Tech University and TOROS and BOOTES and MWA and CALET and IKI-GW Follow-up and H.E.S.S. and LOFAR and LWA and HAWC and Pierre Auger and ALMA and Pi of Sky and DFN and ATLAS Telescopes and High Time Resolution Universe Survey and RIMAS and RATIR and SKA South Africa/MeerKAT Collaborations and AstroSat Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager Team and AGILE Team and 1M2H Team and Las Cumbres Observatory Group and MAXI Team and TZAC Consortium and SALT Group and Euro VLBI Team and Chandra Team at McGill University (B.P. Abbott (LIGO Lab., Caltech) et al.). Oct 16, 2017. 59 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 848 (2017) no.2, L12
    LIGO-P1700294, VIR-0802A-17, FERMILAB-PUB-17-478-A-AE-CD
    DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa91c9
    e-Print: arXiv:1710.05833 [astro-ph.HE] | PDF

  7. 524 citations in 2018
  8. 510 citations in 2018
  9. 484 citations in 2018
  10. 463 citations in 2018
  11. 458 citations in 2018
  12. 456 citations in 2018
  13. 438 citations in 2018
  14. 407 citations in 2018
  15. 405 citations in 2018
  16. 395 citations in 2018
    GW170608: Observation of a 19-solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence
    LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations (B.. P.. Abbott (LIGO Lab., Caltech) et al.). Nov 15, 2017. 11 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 851 (2017) no.2, L35
    LIGO-DOCUMENT-P170608-V8
    DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa9f0c
    e-Print: arXiv:1711.05578 [astro-ph.HE] | PDF

  17. 391 citations in 2018
  18. 380 citations in 2018
  19. 354 citations in 2018
  20. 352 citations in 2018
  21. 343 citations in 2018
  22. 340 citations in 2018
  23. 316 citations in 2018
  24. 312 citations in 2018
    Fermi Large Area Telescope Third Source Catalog
    Fermi-LAT Collaboration (F. Acero (AIM, Saclay) et al.). Jan 8, 2015. 99 41 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J.Suppl. 218 (2015) no.2, 23
    DOI: 10.1088/0067-0049/218/2/23
    e-Print: arXiv:1501.02003 [astro-ph.HE] | PDF

  25. 310 citations in 2018
  26. 309 citations in 2018
  27. 302 citations in 2018
  28. 301 citations in 2018
  29. 300 citations in 2018
  30. 297 citations in 2018
  31. 292 citations in 2018
  32. 280 citations in 2018
  33. 274 citations in 2018
  34. 269 citations in 2018
  35. 266 citations in 2018
  36. 254 citations in 2018
  37. 248 citations in 2018
  38. 245 citations in 2018
  39. 234 citations in 2018
  40. 234 citations in 2018
  41. 232 citations in 2018
  42. 231 citations in 2018
    Axion Cosmology
    David J. E. Marsh (King's Coll. London). Oct 26, 2015. 79 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 643 (2016) 1-79
    KCL-PH-TH-2015-50
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physrep.2016.06.005
    e-Print: arXiv:1510.07633 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  43. 228 citations in 2018
  44. 228 citations in 2018
  45. 228 citations in 2018
  46. 223 citations in 2018
  47. 223 citations in 2018
  48. 223 citations in 2018
  49. 223 citations in 2018
  50. 222 citations in 2018
  51. 222 citations in 2018
  52. 220 citations in 2018
  53. 215 citations in 2018
  54. 215 citations in 2018
  55. 214 citations in 2018
  56. 213 citations in 2018
  57. 208 citations in 2018
  58. 206 citations in 2018
  59. 202 citations in 2018
  60. 200 citations in 2018
  61. 198 citations in 2018
  62. 197 citations in 2018
  63. 195 citations in 2018
  64. 195 citations in 2018
  65. 193 citations in 2018
  66. 191 citations in 2018
  67. 191 citations in 2018
  68. 191 citations in 2018
  69. 183 citations in 2018
  70. 181 citations in 2018
  71. 181 citations in 2018
  72. 180 citations in 2018
  73. 178 citations in 2018
  74. 178 citations in 2018
  75. 177 citations in 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

  76. 176 citations in 2018
  77. 173 citations in 2018
  78. 172 citations in 2018
  79. 171 citations in 2018
  80. 170 citations in 2018
  81. 169 citations in 2018
  82. 167 citations in 2018
  83. 166 citations in 2018
  84. 166 citations in 2018
  85. 163 citations in 2018
  86. 163 citations in 2018
  87. 162 citations in 2018
  88. 161 citations in 2018
  89. 160 citations in 2018
  90. 159 citations in 2018
  91. 159 citations in 2018
  92. 158 citations in 2018
    Cosmic Star Formation History
    Piero Madau (UC, Santa Cruz), Mark Dickinson (NOAO, Tucson). Feb 28, 2014. 74 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 52 (2014) 415-486
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev-astro-081811-125615
    e-Print: arXiv:1403.0007 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  93. 157 citations in 2018
  94. 154 citations in 2018
  95. 154 citations in 2018
  96. 154 citations in 2018
  97. 154 citations in 2018
  98. 154 citations in 2018
  99. 153 citations in 2018
  100. 152 citations in 2018