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The following articles are peer-reviewed journal papers that address issues surrounding the day of 9/11/2001 from a critical perspective. Academics are encouraged to take an interest in critical 9/11 research.

August 2017 | Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style: Do Conspiracy Theories Posit Implausibly Vast and Evil Conspiracies?
Journal: Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy
Author: Dr. Kurtis Hagen, PhD (Philosophy)
Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FaiFjpuf75tJQWTkqTDi/full

June 2017 | Peer Review in Controversial Topics—A Case Study of 9/11
Journal: MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
Author: John D. Wyndham, PhD (Physics)
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2304-6775/5/2/16

August 2016 | 15 Years Later: On the Physics of High-rise Building Collapses
Journal: Europhysics News
Authors: S. Jones (Brigham Young University),  R. Korol (McMaster University), A. Szamboti (Mechanical Engineer) and Ted Walter (AE911Truth)
Link: https://www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf/2016/04/epn2016474p21.pdf

February 2016 | The Collapse of WTC 7: A Re-examination of the “Simple Analysis” Approach
Journal: Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics (Vol 2, No 1, 2016)
Authors: Dr. Robert Korol , Paul Heerema, and K. S. Sivakumaran (McMaster University)
Link: http://www.challengejournal.com/index.php/cjsmec/article/view/50
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July 2014 | Discourse Among The Truthers And Deniers Of 9/11: Movement-countermovement Dynamics And The Discursive Field Of The 9/11 Truth Movement (Doctoral Dissertation)
Author: Dr. Richard Ellefritz (Oklahoma State University)
Link: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/14823
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February 2014 | Reassessing the Plastic Hinge Model for Energy Dissipation of Axially Loaded Columns
Journal: Journal of Structures, Vol. 2014, Article ID 795257, 7 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/795257.
Authors: Dr. Robert Korol and Dr. K. S. Sivakumaran (McMaster University)
Link: 
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jstruc/2014/795257/

June 2013 | Some Misunderstanding Related to WTC Collapse Analysis
Journal: International Journal of Protective Structures (Vol. 4, No. 2 / June 2013)
Authors: Dr. Gregory Szuladzinski  (PhD, Structural Mechanics), Tony Szamboti (ME), and Richard Johns.
Link: http://multi-science.metapress.com/content/bl60385h25254748/
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April 2013 | Conspiracy Theory in America  (Book)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Author: Dr. Lance DeHaven-Smith (Florida State University)
Link: http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/dehcon.html

November 2012 | Energy Absorption Potential of Light Weight Concrete Floors
Journal: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (Vol. 39, pp: 1193-1201)
Authors: Dr. Robert Korol and Dr. K. S. Sivakumaran (McMaster University)
Link: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/l2012-107?journalCode=cjce#.ULJfcmfK3GE

March 2012 | Launching the U.S. Terror War: the CIA, 9/11, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Journal: The Asia-Pacific Journal
Author: Dr. Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley)
Link: http://japanfocus.org/-Peter_Dale-Scott/3723

February 2012 | Temporal Considerations in Collapse of WTC Towers
Journal: Int. J. Structural Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp.189-207
Author: Dr. Gregory Szuladzinski  (PhD, Structural Mechanics; FEIA & Member of ASCE)
Link: http://www.inderscience.com/offer.php?id=47711

September 2011 | Conspiracy Theories and Stylized Facts
Journal: Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 21.2 (Fall 2011)
Author: Dr. Kurtis Hagen (SUNY)
Download Paper (PDF): Kurt Hagen – Conspiracy Theories and Stylized Facts

June 2011 | Was There Abnormal Trading in the S&P 500 Index Options Prior to the September 11 Attacks?
Journal: Multinational Finance Journal, 2011, vol. 15, no. 1/2, pp. 1-46
Authors: Wing-Keung Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Dr. Howard E. Thompson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) et al
Link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1588523
Download Paper (PDF): Abnormal Trading in the S&P 500 Index Options Prior to the September 11 Attacks

May 2011 | Review of David Ray Griffin’s Cognitive Infiltration:
An Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory

Journal: Florida Philosophical Review (Volume XI, Issue 1, Summer 2011)
Author: Dr. Kurtis Hagen (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Link: http://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/fpr/files/11_1/hagen.pdf

April 2011 | Collapse Time Analysis of Multi-Story Structural Steel Buildings
Journal: The Open Civil Engineering Journal (Bentham Open) (Vol.5, 2011, pp. 25-35)
Authors: Dr. Robert Korol (McMaster University) et al
Link: http://www.benthamscience.com/open/tociej/articles/V005/25TOCIEJ.pdf

January 2011 | The Response of Cultural Studies of 9/11 Skepticism in American Popular Culture
Journal: Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies
Issue: Ten Years After 9/11: An Anarchist Evaluation
Author: Dr. Michael Truscello (Mount Royal University)
Link: http://www.anarchist-developments.org/index.php/adcs/article/view/37/56

January 2011 | 9/11, Torture, and Law
Journal: Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies
Issue: Ten Years After 9/11: An Anarchist Evaluation
Author: Dr. Michael Keefer (Guelph University)
Link: http://www.anarchist-developments.org/index.php/adcs/article/view/43

Fall 2010 | Is Infiltration of ‘Extremists Groups’ Justified?
Journal: International Journal of Applied Philosophy
Author: Dr. Kurtis Hagen (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Link: http://www.hardijzer.com/2011/02/article-%E2%80%9Cis-infiltration-of-%E2%80%98extremist-groups%E2%80%99-justified%E2%80%9D/

July 2010 | Marxism, Conspiracy, and 9-11
Journal: Socialism and Democracy
Authors: Dr. Paul Zarembka (State University of New York) and Dr. David MacGregor (University of Western Ontario)
Link: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/08854301003746874
Download Paper (PDF): Zarembka and MacGregor – Journal Socialism and Democracy – Marxism and 9-11

Feb. 2010 | In Denial of Democracy: Social and Psychological Implications for Public Discourse on State Crimes Against Democracy Post-9/11
Journal: American Behavioral Scientist
Authors: Laurie Manwell (University of Guelph)
Link: http://abs.sagepub.com/content/53/6/848.abstract
Download Paper (PDF): Laurie Manwell – Feb 2010 American Behavioral Scientist paper

April 2009 | Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Journal: The Open Journal of Chemical Physics
Authors: Dr. Niels H. Harrit (University of Copenhagen) et al
Link: http://www.bentham.org/open/tocpj/articles/V002/7TOCPJ.pdf

August 2008 | Comments on WTC 7 Report 
Host of publication: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Authors: Dr. David Proe and Dr. Ian Thomas (Victoria University, Australia)
Link: PDF
Note: This is not a peer-reviewed paper. It is an analysis that was submitted to the NIST during the public comments period by two of Australia’s top researchers in fire engineering. Their analysis refutes NIST’s WTC 7 Report. NIST has yet not responded to their questions.

April 2008 | The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and the Future of America (Book)
Publisher: University of California Press
Author: Dr. Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley)
Link: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520258716

April 2008 | Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction
Journal: The Open Journal of Civil Engineering (Bentham Open)
Authors: Dr. Steven Jones (S&J Scientific Co.) et al
Link: http://www.benthamscience.com/open/tociej/articles/V002/35TOCIEJ.pdf

August 2008 | Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center: evidence for energetic materials
Journal: The Environmentalist (2009) 29: 56-63
Authors: Kevin Ryan et al
Link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/f67q6272583h86n4/
Download Paper (PDF): The Environmentalist – Environmental Anomalies at the WTC Evidence for Energetic Materials

2006 | The Hidden History of 9-11-2001
Journal: Research in Political Economy (Elsevier Science Press, Volume 23)
Authors: Dr. Paul Zarembka (SUNY) et al
Link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=0161-7230&volume=23

2006 | Unusual Option Market Activity and the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

Journal: The Journal of Business (by the University of Chicago)
Author: Dr. Allen M. Poteshman (University of Illinois)
Download Paper (PDF): A. Poteshman – Journal of Business 2006 – Unusual Option Market Activity and the 9-11 Attacks

2006 |What Accounts for the Molten Metal Observed on 9/11/2001?
Journal: Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 83:252, 2006.
Author: Dr. Steven E. Jones (Brigham Young University)
Link: http://www.physics.byu.edu/research/energy/

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