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Highly-Cited Articles

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MNRAS, one of the world’s leading astronomy journals for over 189 years, received an Impact Factor of 4.952 in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports®. This collection of highly-cited papers published in 2015 showcases the top-quality research from the journal. All papers are freely available to read online until 31 March 2017.

The EAGLE project: simulating the evolution and assembly of galaxies and their environments
Schaye, Joop; Crain, Robert A.; Bower, Richard G.; Furlong, Michelle; Schaller, Matthieu; Theuns, Tom; Dalla Vecchia, Claudio; Frenk, Carlos S.; McCarthy, I. G.; Helly, John C.; Jenkins, Adrian; Rosas-Guevara, Y. M.; White, Simon D. M.; Baes, Maarten; Booth, C. M.; Camps, Peter; Navarro, Julio F.; Qu, Yan; Rahmati, Alireza; Sawala, Till; Thomas, Peter A.; Trayford, James

The clustering of the SDSS DR7 main Galaxy sample - I. A 4 per cent distance measure at z=0.15
Ross, Ashley J.; Samushia, Lado; Howlett, Cullan; Percival, Will J.; Burden, Angela; Manera, Marc

Comprehensive nucleosynthesis analysis for ejecta of compact binary mergers
Just, O.; Bauswein, A.; Pulpillo, R. Ardevol; Goriely, S.; Janka, H-T

The EAGLE simulations of galaxy formation: calibration of subgrid physics and model variations
Crain, Robert A.; Schaye, Joop; Bower, Richard G.; Furlong, Michelle; Schaller, Matthieu; Theuns, Tom; Dalla Vecchia, Claudio; Frenk, Carlos S.; McCarthy, Ian G.; Helly, John C.; Jenkins, Adrian; Rosas-Guevara, Yetli M.; White, Simon D. M.; Trayford, James W.

A real-time fast radio burst: polarization detection and multiwavelength follow-up
Petroff, E.; Bailes, M.; Barr, E. D.; Barsdell, B. R.; Bhat, N. D. R.; Bian, F.; Burke-Spolaor, S.; Caleb, M.; Champion, D.; Chandra, P.; Da Costa, G.; Delvaux, C.; Flynn, C.; Gehrels, N.; Greiner, J.; Jameson, A.; Johnston, S.; Kasliwal, M. M.; Keane, E. F.; Keller, S.; Kocz, J.; Kramer, M.; Leloudas, G.; Malesani, D.; Mulchaey, J. S.; Ng, C.; Ofek, E. O.; Perley, D. A.; Possenti, A.; Schmidt, B. P.; Shen, Yue; Stappers, B.; Tisserand, P.; van Straten, W.; Wolf, C.

The star formation main sequence and stellar mass assembly of galaxies in the Illustris simulation
Sparre, Martin; Hayward, Christopher C.; Springel, Volker; Vogelsberger, Mark; Genel, Shy; Torrey, Paul; Nelson, Dylan; Sijacki, Debora; Hernquist, Lars

The Canadian Cluster Comparison Project: detailed study of systematics and updated weak lensing masses
Hoekstra, Henk; Herbonnet, Ricardo; Muzzin, Adam; Babul, Arif; Mahdavi, Andi; Viola, Massimo; Cacciato, Marcello

Bent by baryons: the low-mass galaxy-halo relation
Sawala, Till; Frenk, Carlos S.; Fattahi, Azadeh; Navarro, Julio F.; Bower, Richard G.; Crain, Robert A.; Dalla Vecchia, Claudio; Furlong, Michelle; Jenkins, Adrian; McCarthy, Ian G.; Qu, Yan; Schaller, Matthieu; Schaye, Joop; Theuns, Tom

Galactic r-process enrichment by neutron star mergers in cosmological simulations of a Milky Way-mass galaxy
van de Voort, Freeke; Quataert, Eliot; Hopkins, Philip F.; Keres, Dusan; Faucher-Giguere, Claude-Andre

The ATLAS(3D) project - XXIX. The new look of early-type galaxies and surrounding fields disclosed by extremely deep optical images
Duc, Pierre-Alain; Cuillandre, Jean-Charles; Karabal, Emin; Cappellari, Michele; Alatalo, Katherine; Blitz, Leo; Bournaud, Frederic; Bureau, Martin; Crocker, Alison F.; Davies, Roger L.; Davis, Timothy A.; de Zeeuw, P. T.; Emsellem, Eric; Khochfar, Sadegh; Krajnovic, Davor; Kuntschner, Harald; McDermid, Richard M.; Michel-Dansac, Leo; Morganti, Raffaella; Naab, Thorsten; Oosterloo, Tom; Paudel, Sanjaya; Sarzi, Marc; Scott, Nicholas; Serra, Paolo; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Young, Lisa M.

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