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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
BOTH JGR AND GENOCIDE STUDIES AND PREVENTION (GSP) HAVE DECLINED TO PUBLISH A REJOINDER TO THE CRITIQUE OF THE STUDY
Text of Israel Charny’s Request to Publish a Rejoinder in GSP
November 2, 2016
Dear Dr. Gudehus and others on the Editorial Board of Genocide Studies and Prevention,
I am going to be thanking the authors of the extensive critique of my study that you feature in the current issue of GSP, so that by definition I am also expressing my thanks to you for publishing it. I most certainly welcome far more extensive knowledge of the study and full discussion of its meanings which I believe are of great significance for all of us in the field of genocide studies.
However, I am at a loss – and I confess somewhat shocked – at the fact that you chose not to advise me of this forthcoming article and did not give me the opportunity to write a response.
Clearly, I would like to prepare such a response for the next issue of GSP. When will that be? We will want to mount this response in advance on our Institute website, but the readership there is limited and there is a good deal of meaning to the response being published in the same journal which featured the critique.
Answer from GSP Dismissing Request for a Rejoinder
November 29, 2016
Dear Prof. Charny,
Yesterday at the GSP editorial board meeting we discussed your wish to publish a reaction to the article by Goldberg, et al that was published in Issue 10.2. That article was written in response to an article by you, in which some authors, as well as the editors of the Journal for Genocide Research were criticized. The GSP Editorial board has decided to provide them the opportunity in an academic environment to publicly deal with the allegations made in your publication. We, therefore consider the matter to be concluded and will have no further articles or comments on this matter published in GSP. You are, of course, free to submit an article through our online system that will treated in the same way as all other submissions to GSP.
Dr. Christian Gudehus