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UPROAR OVER STUDY OF BIAS IN THE JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH (JGR)
BOTH JGR AND GENOCIDE STUDIES AND PREVENTION (GSP) DECLINED TO PUBLISH A REJOINDER TO THE CRITIQUE OF THE STUDY
The following is the unfolding of this controversy, including the original professional article published in the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism; a magazine article summarizing the study published in the Jerusalem Post and three Letters to the Editor – including one critical response by prominent scholars; a major critique of the study by the editor of JGR and four other authors whose works were reviewed in the study in Genocide Studies and Prevention; a rejoinder to the above critique by the author of the study; and a report of a new supplementary study of students in the United States.
|Original professional publication:
Charny, Israel W. (2016). Holocaust Minimization, Anti-Israel Themes and Antisemitism: Bias at the Journal of Genocide Research (JGR). Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, Vol. 7, No. 1. http://jsantisemitism.org/images/journals/articles/Holocaust-Minimization-Anti-Israel-&-Antisemitism-at-JGR.pdf
The article is reprinted here on the website of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem:
Magazine article summarizing study:
Originally published by the Jerusalem Post:
Charny, Israel W. (May 25, 2016). Genocide Scholars Who Minimize the Holocaust and Some Who Are Coming to Town.Jerusalem Post. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Genocide-scholars-who-minimize-the-Holocaust-and-some-who-are-coming-to-town-455021
There followed Letters to the Editor of the Jerusalem Post Magazine over the coming weeks, three of which are reproduced here. The first letter is strongly critical of the author and study and was signed by a large group of academics, many of them prominent scholars, and most of them associated with INOGS, the organization that publishes JGR. The second letter is a reply by the author emphasizing that the study reports the judgments made by 76 respondents and not by the researcher. The third letter by Gregory Stanton, who directs Genocide Watch and is a former president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, is strongly supportive .
Click here to the website of the institute on the Holocaust and Genocide for a reprint of the article, Genocide scholars who minimize the Holocaust – and some who are coming to town, together with three subsequent Letters to the Editor in response to the article.
A strong critical response to the study by 5 JGR authors published in the journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS):
Goldberg, Amos; Kehoe, Thomas J.; Moses, A. Dirk; Segal, Raz; and Shaw, Martin (2016). Israel Charny’s Attack on the Journal of Genocide Research and its Authors: A Response. Genocide Studies and Prevention, Issue 2, Vol 10, Article 4.
(also available at http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/gsp/vol10/iss2/4)
Both JGR and GENOCIDE STUDIES and PREVENTION (GSP) declined to publish a rejoinder to the critique of the study
Click here to see BREAKING NEWS on this website the texts of
-Israel Charny’s Request to Publish a Rejoinder in GSP
-Answer from GSP Dismissing Request for a Rejoinder
-Requests to JGR to publish rejoinder went unanswered.
The rejoinder was published in the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism as follows:
Rejoinder to the above response by the author of the study:
This article is in press at the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism where a preprint is already available at http://jsantisemitism.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Rejoinder-JGR-121216.pdf
Charny, Israel W. (2016). A Reply to JGR Prejudices that Wannsee wasn’t about the Jews, Zionism is Intrinsically Genocidal, and More. Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, Vol. 8(1). http://jsantisemitism.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Rejoinder-JGR-121216.pdf
For a reprint of the article on the website of the Institute of the Holocaust and Genocide, see http://www.ihgjlm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Rejoinder-JGR-121216.pdf
Report of a further study of students in U.S.:
This article is in press at the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism where a preprint is already available at http://jsantisemitism.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/JGR-Suppl-Study-121216.pdf
Charny, Israel W. (2016). A Further Study of Bias in Articles in the Journal of Genocide Research (JGR). Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, Vol 8(1). http://jsantisemitism.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/JGR-Suppl-Study-121216.pdf
For a reprint of the article on the website of the Institute of the Holocaust and Genocide, see http://www.ihgjlm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/JGR-Suppl-Study-121216.pdf