Sort Results

Results lists can be sorted in both descending and ascending order.

Author Count

This option sorts based on a record’s number of authors.

Bibcode

This option sorts based on bibcode.

Citation Count

This option sorts based on a paper’s number of citations.

Classic Factor

This option sorts based on a prestige score, designed to more highly rank papers that are relevant and popular now. It is calculated via an age-normalized combination of reads and citation, and is very similar to the ranking applied to results from Classic’s one-box search.

Date

This option sorts based on a paper’s publication date (month and year).

Entry Date

This option sorts based on a paper’s entry date in the ADS database.

Read Count

This option is a measure of recent popularity. It sorts on the 90-day read count of a paper: the number of times a paper has been accessed in the ADS or on arXiv in the last 90 days.

Score

This option sorts based on the closeness of the query match. For unfielded searches, commonly searched fields such as author and publication year are more heavily weighted in this sort method.