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See also the 'All-Time Favorites' list, and a review of this years most cited HEP Papers by Michael Peskin, SLAC Theory Group.
In a category of its own:
B) REVIEW OF PARTICLE PROPERTIES. PARTICLE DATA GROUP
By L. Montanet, K. Gieselmann (CERN), R.M. Barnett, D.E. Groom, T.G. Trippe, C.G. Wohl, B. Armstrong, G.S. Wagman (LBL, Berkeley), H. Murayama (LBL, Berkeley & Tohoku U.), J. Stone (Boston U.), J.J. Hernandez (Valencia U.), F.C. Porter (Cal Tech), R.J. Morrison (UC, Santa Barbara), A. Manohar (UC, San Diego), M. Aguilar- Benitez (Madrid, CIEMAT), C. Caso, P. Lantero (Genoa U.), R.L. Crawford (Glasgow U.), M. Roos (Helsinki U. & INFN, Florence), N.A. Tornqvist (Helsinki U.), K.G. Hayes (Hillsdale Coll.), G. Hohler (Karlsruhe U.), S. Kawabata (KEK, Tsukuba), D.M. Manley (Kent State U.), K.A. Olive (Minnesota U.), R.E. Shrock (SUNY, Stony Brook), S. Eidelman (Novosibirsk, IYF), R.H. Schindler (SLAC), A. Gurtu (Tata Inst.), K. Hikasa (Tohoku U.), G. Conforto (Urbino U. & INFN, Florence), R.L. Workman (Virginia Tech), C. Grab (Zurich, ETH).
Published in Phys.Rev.D50:1173-1823,1994