Top Cited Articles of All Time (2018 edition) in gr-qc

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

2018 reports for eprints

  1. 3511 citations up to the end of 2018
  2. 2239 citations up to the end of 2018
  3. 2151 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  4. 1894 citations up to the end of 2018
  5. 1718 citations up to the end of 2018
  6. 1660 citations up to the end of 2018
  7. 1612 citations up to the end of 2018
  8. 1558 citations up to the end of 2018
  9. 1463 citations up to the end of 2018
  10. 1408 citations up to the end of 2018
  11. 1327 citations up to the end of 2018
  12. 1317 citations up to the end of 2018
  13. 1305 citations up to the end of 2018
  14. 1290 citations up to the end of 2018
  15. 1281 citations up to the end of 2018
  16. 1257 citations up to the end of 2018
  17. 1223 citations up to the end of 2018
  18. 1193 citations up to the end of 2018
  19. 1172 citations up to the end of 2018
  20. 1134 citations up to the end of 2018
  21. 1036 citations up to the end of 2018
  22. 966 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  23. 936 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  24. 935 citations up to the end of 2018
  25. 920 citations up to the end of 2018
  26. 919 citations up to the end of 2018
  27. 876 citations up to the end of 2018
  28. 872 citations up to the end of 2018
  29. 862 citations up to the end of 2018
  30. 825 citations up to the end of 2018
  31. 808 citations up to the end of 2018
  32. 775 citations up to the end of 2018
  33. 767 citations up to the end of 2018
  34. 762 citations up to the end of 2018
  35. 757 citations up to the end of 2018
  36. 754 citations up to the end of 2018
  37. 745 citations up to the end of 2018
  38. 732 citations up to the end of 2018
  39. 732 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  40. 730 citations up to the end of 2018
  41. 726 citations up to the end of 2018
  42. 725 citations up to the end of 2018
  43. 715 citations up to the end of 2018
  44. 679 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  45. 676 citations up to the end of 2018
  46. 676 citations up to the end of 2018
  47. 670 citations up to the end of 2018
  48. 666 citations up to the end of 2018
  49. 634 citations up to the end of 2018
  50. 633 citations up to the end of 2018
  51. 628 citations up to the end of 2018
  52. 627 citations up to the end of 2018
  53. 606 citations up to the end of 2018
  54. 600 citations up to the end of 2018
  55. 596 citations up to the end of 2018
  56. 584 citations up to the end of 2018
  57. 582 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  58. 580 citations up to the end of 2018
  59. 564 citations up to the end of 2018
  60. 559 citations up to the end of 2018
  61. 557 citations up to the end of 2018
  62. 557 citations up to the end of 2018
  63. 554 citations up to the end of 2018
    Tests of general relativity with GW150914
    LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations (B.P. Abbott (Caltech) et al.). Feb 11, 2016. 19 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.22, 221101, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 121 (2018) no.12, 129902
    LIGO-P1500213
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.129902, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.221101
    e-Print: arXiv:1602.03841 [gr-qc] | PDF

  64. 545 citations up to the end of 2018
  65. 528 citations up to the end of 2018
  66. 527 citations up to the end of 2018
  67. 518 citations up to the end of 2018
  68. 512 citations up to the end of 2018
  69. 498 citations up to the end of 2018
  70. 497 citations up to the end of 2018
    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

  71. 497 citations up to the end of 2018
  72. 487 citations up to the end of 2018
  73. 477 citations up to the end of 2018
  74. 476 citations up to the end of 2018
  75. 475 citations up to the end of 2018
  76. 472 citations up to the end of 2018
  77. 471 citations up to the end of 2018
  78. 468 citations up to the end of 2018
  79. 459 citations up to the end of 2018
  80. 458 citations up to the end of 2018
  81. 456 citations up to the end of 2018
  82. 447 citations up to the end of 2018
  83. 447 citations up to the end of 2018
  84. 439 citations up to the end of 2018
  85. 435 citations up to the end of 2018
  86. 434 citations up to the end of 2018
  87. 433 citations up to the end of 2018
  88. 433 citations up to the end of 2018
  89. 432 citations up to the end of 2018
  90. 427 citations up to the end of 2018
  91. 426 citations up to the end of 2018
  92. 425 citations up to the end of 2018
  93. 424 citations up to the end of 2018
  94. 423 citations up to the end of 2018
  95. 420 citations up to the end of 2018
  96. 420 citations up to the end of 2018
  97. 419 citations up to the end of 2018
  98. 419 citations up to the end of 2018
  99. 418 citations up to the end of 2018
  100. 418 citations up to the end of 2018