Peer Reviewed 9/11 Studies

Assembled by Adam Taylor

Peer-Reviewed 9/11 Truth
Journal articles, Discussions, and Conference papers critical of the mainstream account of
September 11th, 2001
Background Material

• Steven Jones, “What you need to know about ‘Peer-review’,” 911 Blogger, 7 July 2009, at
• The Journal of 9/11 Studies, at
• Timothy E. Eastman and Jonathan H. Cole (2013), “WTC Destruction: An Analysis of Peer
Reviewed Technical Literature 2001 – 2012,” Journal of 9/11 Studies 37. Online at
• 9/11 in the Academic Community, at
Journal Articles
• Steven E. Jones (2006), “What accounts for the molten metal observed on 9/11/2001?,” Journal
of the Utah Academy of Sciences 83: 252.
• Allen Poteshman (2006), “Unusual Option Market Activity and the Terrorist Attacks of
September 11, 2001,” Journal of Business 79(4): 1704–1726. Online at 
• Steven Jones, Frank Legge, Kevin Ryan, Anthony Szamboti, & James Gourley (2008), “Fourteen
Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction,”
The Open Civil Engineering Journal 2: 35–40. Online at
• Kevin Ryan, James Gourley, & Steven Jones (2008), “Environmental anomalies at the World
Trade Center: evidence for energetic materials,” The Environmentalist 29: 56–63. Online at .
• Niels Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Frank Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg
Roberts, James Gourley, & Bradley Larsen (2009), “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in
Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe,” The Open Chemical Physics Journal 2: 7–
31. Online at .
o Heading off attempts to discredit this paper: John-Michael Talboo & Ziggi Zugam,
“9/11: Explosive Material in the WTC Dust,” at .
• Laurie Manwell (2010), “In Denial of Democracy: Social and Psychological Implications for
Public Discourse on State Crimes Against Democracy Post-9/11,” American Behavioral Scientist
53(6): 848–884. Online at .
• David MacGregor & Paul Zarembka (2010), “Marxism, Conspiracy, and 9-11,” Socialism and
Democracy 24(2): 139–163. Online at
• Kurtis Hagen (2010), “Is Infiltration of ‘Extremist Groups’ Justified?,” International Journal of
Applied Philosophy 24(2): 153–168. Online at
• Michael Truscello (2011), “The Response of Cultural Studies to 9/11 Skepticism in American
Popular Culture,” Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 1: 27–77. Online at
• Michael Keefer (2011), “9/11, Torture, and Law,” Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 1:
141–170. Online at
• Robert Korol, K.S. Sivakumaran, & Frank Greening (2011), “Collapse Time Analysis of MultiStory Structural Steel Buildings,” The Open Civil Engineering Journal 5: 25–35. Online at
• Kurtis Hagen (2011), “Review of David Ray Griffin’s Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama
Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory,” Florida Philosophical Review
11(1): 66–68. Online at
• Wing-Keung Wong, Howard Thompson, & Kweehong Teh (2011), “Was There Abnormal
Trading in the S&P 500 Index Options Prior to the September 11 Attacks?,” Multinational
Finance Journal 15(1/2): 1–46. Online at
• Kurtis Hagen (2011), “Conspiracy Theories and Stylized Facts,” Journal for Peace and Justice
Studies 21(2): 3–22. Online at
• Gregory Szuladzinski (2012), “Temporal Considerations in Collapse of WTC Towers,”
International Journal of Structural Engineering 3(3): 189–207. Online at
• Peter Dale Scott (2012), “Launching the U.S. Terror War: the CIA, 9/11, Afghanistan, and
Central Asia,” The Asia-Pacific Journal 10(12): 1–24. Online at
• Ivan Nemec, Martina Juránová, Ivan Ševcík, Petr Frantík, & Zbynek Vlk (2012), “Dynamics of
Collapse of a High Building,” Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation 2: 349–354.
Online at
• Robert Korol & K.S. Sivakumara (2012), “Energy Absorption Potential of Light Weight Concrete
Floors,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 39: 1191–1201. Online at
• Gregory Szuladzinski, Anthony Szamboti, & Richard Johns (2013), “Some Misunderstandings
Related to WTC Collapse Analysis,” International Journal of Protective Structures 4(2): 117–
126. Online at
• Robert Korol & K.S. Sivakumara (2014), “Reassessing the Plastic Hinge Model for Energy
Dissipation of Axially Loaded Columns,” Journal of Structures 2014: 1–7. Online at
• Marc Chesney, Remo Crameri, & Loriano Mancini (2015), “Detecting Abnormal Trading
Activities in Option Markets,” Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper 11(42): 1–35. Online at
• Robert Korol, Frank Greening, & Paul Heerema (2015), “Performance-based Fire Protection of
Office Buildings: A Case Study Based on the Collapse of WTC 7,” Challenge Journal of
Structural Mechanics 1(3): 96–105. Online at
• Robert Korol, Paul Heerema, & Ken Sivakumaran (2016), “The Collapse of WTC 7: A
Reexamination of the “Simple Analysis” Approach,” Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics
2(1): 25–31. Online at
• John Wyndham (2017), “Peer Review in Controversial Topics - A Case Study of 9/11,”
Publications 5(2): 1–11. Online at
• Kurtis Hagen (2017), “Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style: Do Conspiracy Theories
Posit Implausibly Vast and Evil Conspiracies?,” Social Epistemology 32(1): 24–40.
• Ivan Nemec, Miroslav Trcala, Jirí Vala, & Adéla Vanecková (2018), “A Contribution to Analysis
of Collapse of High-Rise Building Inspired by the Collapses of WTC1 and WTC2: Derivation of
Simple Formulas for Collapse Upper Speed and Acceleration,” Journal of Applied Mathematics
and Physics 6(12): 2666–2680. Online at
• Adam Taylor (2022), “Review of Literature Regarding Progressive Collapse of WTC Twin
Towers – A Call for Re-evaluation (Updated Version 2),” International Journal of Engineering
and Techniques 8(5): 27–38. Online at
Discussion papers are peer-reviewed:
• Gregory Szuladzinski (2008), “Discussion of ‘Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from
World Trade Center and Building Demolitions’ by Zdenek P. Bažant and Mathieu Verdure,”
Journal of Engineering Mechanics 134(10): 913–915. Online at
• James Gourley (2008), “Discussion of ‘Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World
Trade Center and Building Demolitions’ by Zdenek P. Bažant and Mathieu Verdure,” Journal of
Engineering Mechanics 134(10): 915–916. Online at
o Background on this paper:
• Crockett Grabbe (2010), “Discussion of ‘Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Center: Simple
Analysis’ by K.A. Seffen,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 136(4): 538–539. Online at
• Anders Björkman (2010), “Discussion of ‘What Did and Did not Cause Collapse of WTC Twin
Towers in New York?’ by Zdenek P. Bažant, Jia-Liang Le, Frank R. Greening, and David B.
Benson,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics 136(7): 933–934. Online at
• Crockett Grabbe (2012), “Discussion of ‘Why the Observed Motion History of World Trade
Center Towers is Smooth,’ by Jia-Liang Le and Zdenek P. Bažant,” Journal of Engineering
Mechanics 138(10): 1298–1300. Online at
See also: Tony Szamboti & Richard Johns (2014), “ASCE Journals refuse to correct fraudulent
paper they published on WTC collapses,” Journal of 9/11 Studies (Letter). Online at
Conference Papers
• Crockett Grabbe (2008), “Analysis of the Collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade
Center,” American Physical Society 53(5). Online at
• Crockett Grabbe (2009), “Showing South Tower of WTC Collapsed from Forces Stronger than
Gravity,” American Association of Physics Teachers, Winter Meeting.
• John Wyndham, Wayne Coste, & Michael Smith (2014), “Ethics and the Official Reports about
the Destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers (WTC1 and WTC2) on 9/11: A Case
Study,” IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology.
Online at See also poster at
• Wayne Coste, Michael Smith, and Robert Korol (2015), “The World Trade Center Analyses:
Case Study of Ethics, Public Policy and the Engineering Profession,” 43rd Annual SEFI
Conference. Online at
o Note: Paper was peer-reviewed and accepted, refused entry by conference at the last
minute. See
• Ansgar Schneider (2019), “The Structural Dynamics of the World Trade Center Catastrophe,”
IABSE New York City, The Evolving Metropolis, Congress Report 114: 2151–2156. Online at
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