Notice: The HEASARC Bibliography Tool (which allowed users to do searches for papers on a by-object basis) was replaced a couple of years ago by the current web page, which details results on a by-mission basis. We recommend that those users who are interested in object searches make direct use of the ADS, Simbad and/or NED services.


The HEASARC's Browse mission tables often contain bibliographic code tags (bibcodes) which identify papers which have used specific datasets: there is a web page which gives more information on the breakdown of these bibcodes by mission and year.

Refereed Papers Which Refer to HEASARC-Supported Missions, by Year

The table below gives refereed publications for HEASARC-archived missions (and/or missions to be archived in the HEASARC) by year in the interval from 1993 to last year, where active, ie., still operational, high-energy missions have been given bold names and CMB mission names are italicized. The search was done using a variety of serach tools, including the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), the Fermi Science Support Center, XMM-Newton Guest Observer Facility and Swift Guest Observer Facility's bibliographies, the Suzaku bibliography at ISAS, and the Chandra X-ray Center's Chandra bibliography, to search for references to the mission name in the abstract of all refereed publications, Clicking on the number will display a list of papers for that mission, for that year, except for Fermi where it will take you to the Fermi Bibliography Tool page and for XMM-Newton and Suzaku where it will display the entirety of all the mission papers.

The results from these relatively unsophisticated searches should be used with care, as they may be incomplete and/or contain some extraneous papers.

Papers per Year for High Energy Astronomy & CMB Missions Archived at the HEASARC
Mission (Launch-End) 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
NuSTAR (2012-?) 26 11 6 4 3 2 0 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
MAXI (2009-?) 23 20 16 5 3 0 1 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fermi (2008-?) 322 372 330 309 204 94 100 46 49 49 31 23 14 9 10 5 2 - - - -
AGILE (2007-?) 19 19 37 30 26 18 15 6 7 10 9 8 2 - - - - - - - -
Suzaku (2005-?) 111 110 115 117 138 80 50 20 10 14 3 3 3 5 14 1 0 2 - - -
Swift (2004-?) 234 265 174 178 222 173 199 140 81 21 11 4 1 6 1 - - - - - -
INTEGRAL (2002-?) 50 73 82 109 123 115 108 154 105 58 95 8 10 5 6 6 1 4 3 14 4
Chandra (1999-?) 419 443 429 422 432 533 489 550 509 487 482 356 222 61 25 15 4 5 2 2 2
XMM-Newton (1999-?) 424 353 441 412 470 434 388 440 350 357 241 107 85 35 16 9 1 2 3 3 3
RXTE (1995-2012) 109 122 175 155 111 114 135 140 126 129 115 116 167 126 113 60 23 5 2 0 9
HETE-2 (2000-2007) 2 1 4 4 6 13 15 20 29 11 9 3 3 3 4 0 1 0 4 0 2
ROSAT (1990-1999) 55 64 59 73 74 71 66 85 109 137 166 145 239 282 302 351 350 291 316 293 198
ASCA (1993-2000) 8 9 7 14 17 21 26 47 56 78 80 115 230 250 232 180 147 120 43 60 3
BeppoSAX (1996-2002) 27 22 20 28 53 35 50 56 83 147 94 108 163 150 154 79 35 0 0 2 3
CGRO (1991-2000) 28 46 54 70 82 91 92 97 162 97 91 126 111 121 176 173 180 253 193 142 114
EUVE (1992-2001) 1 2 0 2 2 7 0 6 6 10 15 16 30 23 32 30 45 39 55 20 19
WMAP (2001-2010) 210 203 238 245 228 226 219 242 179 251 181 8 4 7 6 3 0 1 - - -
SWAS (1998-2004) 0 3 1 2 1 2 6 6 4 5 7 7 5 5 - - - - - - -
COBE (1989-1993) 11 9 13 13 12 7 13 18 12 25 38 41 60 60 64 75 76 104 86 131 87

This figure shows in a graphical form the above table of the annual numbers of refereed publications for the major HEASARC missions for the period from 1993 to 2013 inclusive.




All Refereed Papers Which Refer to Other (Older) HEASARC-Supported Missions

The table below gives publications for other HEASARC-archived missions summed over four 5-year time intervals, Jan 2007 to Dec 2011, Jan 2002 to Dec 2006, Jan 1997 to Dec 2001 and Jan 1992 to Dec 1996. As before, the search was done using the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) to search for references to the mission name in the abstract of all refereed publications (some non-mission related references were deleted). Clicking on the number will display the list of papers for that mission for this time interval.

Other Missions Supported by the HEASARC
Mission (Launch-End) Papers 2007-2011 Papers 2002-2006 Papers 1997-2001 Papers 1992-1996
DXS (1993) 4 1 4 0
Ginga (1987-1991) 10 27 123 305
EXOSAT (1983-1986) 9 15 69 159
Einstein (1978-1981) 32 67 181 360
HEAO-1 (1977-1979) 15 13 18 31
SAS-3 (1975-1979) 0 0 6 3
Ariel V (1974-1980) 4 13 17 14
SAS-2 (1972-1973) 7 2 3 12
Vela 5B (1969-1979) 1 3 3 5

A Selective Bibliography of Refereed Papers which used HEASARC Software/Resources

This lists the papers in the IOP science journals (most notably ApJ, ApJL, ApJS and AJ) published in the last 10-year period which reference using HEASARC software and/or other services (specifically identified by searching for the word listed below in the full text of the articles in these journals). We list the results obtained when we last performed this query (on April 7, 2014). By clicking on the number, the user can repeat the search and obtain the number for the 10-year period up to the time of their query.

Clearly, these results are not independent, i.e, some publications will contain references to more than one of these search terms.

IOP publications in Last 10 Years
Search Term Number of Papers
XSPEC 2264
HEASARC 1487
FTOOLS 476
PIMMS 330
SkyView 115


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