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Brian Martin. Truth tactics (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2021), 214 pages. How to draw on your own experiences to learn which sources of information are useful or misleading. Brian illustrates this process by telling how he learned about the effects of nuclear weapons, the debate over the origin of AIDS, and talent.

Brian Martin. Vaccination panic in Australia (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2018), 369 pages. A study of a citizens' campaign to denigrate, harass and censor Australian critics of vaccination.

Brian Martin. The Controversy Manual (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2014), 465 pages. A practical guide for understanding and participating in scientific and technological controversies.

Brian Martin. Technology for Nonviolent Struggle (London: War Resisters' International, 2001).

Brian Martin. Information Liberation (London: Freedom Press, 1998), 192 pages.

Brian Martin. Suppression Stories (Wollongong: Fund for Intellectual Dissent, 1997), 171 pages.

Brian Martin. Scientific Knowledge in Controversy: The Social Dynamics of the Fluoridation Debate (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991), 266 pages.

Brian Martin. The Bias of Science (Canberra: Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), 1979), 100 pages.


Edited books

Brian Martin (ed.) Technology and Public Participation (Wollongong: Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong, 1999), 263 pages.

Brian Martin (ed.) Confronting the Experts (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996), 210 pages.

Brian Martin, C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Cedric Pugh (eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986).



Brian Martin. Strip the Experts (London: Freedom Press, 1991), 69 pages. Published in Italian as L'esperto è nudo!, translated by Roberto Ambrosoli (Milan: Elèuthera, 1993).

Brian Martin. Nuclear Knights (Canberra: Rupert Public Interest Movement, 1980), 88 pages.

Brian Martin. Changing the Cogs: Activists and the Politics of Technology (Canberra: Friends of the Earth, 1979), 84 pages.


Major articles and chapters

Brian Martin. Censorship in science: deeper processes. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 13, no. 3, 6 March 2024, pp. 1-5.

Brian Martin. Vaccination debates. An entry in Kevin Dew and Sarah Donovan (eds.), Encyclopedia of Health Research in the Social Sciences (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2023), pp. 340-343.

Brian Martin. Killer robots and deepfakes: activists and artificial intelligence. Social Alternatives, vol. 42, no. 1, 2023, pp. 66-70

Yaffa Shir-Raz, Ety Elisha, Brian Martin, Natti Ronel and Josh Guetzkow. Censorship and suppression of Covid-19 heterodoxy: tactics and counter-tactics. Minerva, vol. 61, 2023, pp. 407-433,

Brian Martin. Alarm about childhood vaccinations: a persistent panic? Journal of Controversial Ideas, vol. 2, no. 1, 2022, article 6.

Brian Martin. A Covid paradigm? Social Epistemology Review & Reply Collective, vol. 10, no. 9, 2021, pp. 44–50. On frameworks guiding responses to Covid.

Brian Martin. Covid information struggles. Social Epistemology Review & Reply Collective, vol. 10, no. 6, 2021, pp. 16-26. On tactics of censorship and anti-censorship concerning challenges to Covid orthodoxy.

Brian Martin. Policing orthodoxy on Wikipedia: Skeptics in action? Journal of Science Communication, vol. 20, issue 2, 2021, A09,

Brian Martin. Reflections on a life in science and STS. Science as Culture, vol. 30, no. 1, 2021, pp. 44-57,

Brian Martin. Has Squier been treated fairly? Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, vol. 35, issue 5, 2020, pp. 141-149. This is part of a special issue on the shaken baby debate. The editor’s introduction, Waney Squier’s proposition paper and ten responses - of which this paper is one - are available at

Brian Martin. Vaccination education subordinated to campaigning. On Education. Journal for Research and Debate, vol. 3, no. 8, September 2020,

Brian Martin. Tactics against scheming diseases. Journal of Sociotechnical Critique, vol. 1, no. 1, article 2, 2020, pp. 1-20. How disease can be thought of as an active agent, with case studies of AIDS, smoking and human evil. Comment by Sue Curry Jansen

Brian Martin. Dealing with conspiracy theory attributions. Social Epistemology, vol. 34, no. 5, 2020, pp. 409-422,

Brian Martin. Research grants and agenda shaping. In David M. Allen and James W. Howell (eds.), Groupthink in Science: Greed, Pathological Altruism, Ideology, Competition, and Culture (Springer, 2020), pp. 77-83.

Brian Martin. Law versus science. In David M. Allen and James W. Howell (eds.), Groupthink in Science: Greed, Pathological Altruism, Ideology, Competition, and Culture (Springer, 2020), pp. 115-126.

Brian Martin. Cyber vulnerability. In Eneken Tikk and Mika Kerttunen (eds.), Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity (London: Routledge, 2020), pp. 111-121.

Brian Martin. Constructivism versus clear thinking? Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 8, no. 11, 2019, pp. 18-26. Two areas are explored to see whether constructivist perspectives hinder clear thinking.

Brian Martin. Bad social science. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 8, no. 3, 2019, pp. 6-16. Contributions to public debate that fall short of good social science practice, with illustrations from the Australian vaccination debate.

Brian Martin. Technology and evil. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 8, no. 2, 2019, pp. 1-14. Steven Bartlett's analysis of human evil and how it applies to technology.

Brian Martin. Evidence-based campaigning. Archives of Public Health, Vol. 76, article 54, 2018, There are inherent difficulties in assessing the effectiveness of public-health campaigning strategies, as illustrated by the Australian vaccination issue.

Josephine Warren and Brian Martin. Researching new diseases: assumptions and trajectories. Research Ideas and Outcomes, Vol. 4, article e28578,, Analysis of the assumptions underlying research on three new diseases: Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease, AIDS and soft-shell clam leukaemia.

Brian Martin. Preparing for advocacy, resisting attack. Pacific Conservation Biology, 2017, Advice for scientists involved in or supporting advocacy.

Brian Martin. Public controversy and partisan deliberation. DEMESCI - International Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science, volume 4, number 1, July 2016, pp. 1-21. Public scientific controversies are hostile environments for deliberation, which nevertheless can occur in several ways, including within campaigning groups.

Brian Martin. STS and researcher intervention strategies. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, Vol. 2, 2016, pp. 55-66, recounting experiences from the Australian vaccination debate and discussing the usefulness of ideas from the field of STS (science, technology and society) for responding to attacks. This article is followed by commentaries by Max Liboiron and Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, and then a response to the commentaries: Brian Martin. STS interventions: preparing, defending, learning. pp. 83-87. See also the contents page for links to all these articles.

Brian Martin. Correcting error: strategic considerations. Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall 2015, pp. 31-42. Correcting scholarly errors considered as a strategic encounter.

Brian Martin. On the suppression of vaccination dissent. Science & Engineering Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2015, pp. 143-157.

Brian Martin. Anarchist shaping of technology. Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, Issue #63, Winter 2015, pp. 11-15. Anarchist principles applied to technological development in energy, communication and weapons.

Brian Martin. Censorship and free speech in scientific controversies. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2015, pp. 377-386; doi 10.1093/scipol/scu061. Analysis of arguments concerning free speech, with a case study involving the Australian Vaccination Network.

Sandrine Thérèse and Brian Martin. Resist scientist! Countering degradation rituals in science. Prometheus, Vol. 32, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 203-220. Three case studies of scientists resisting degradation rituals.

Brian Martin. Dissent in science. In Brent S. Steel (editor), Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies (Los Angeles: Sage, 2014), pp. 145-149

Brian Martin and Florencia Peña Saint Martin. El mobbing en la esfera pública: el fenómeno y sus características [Public mobbing: a phenomenon and its features]. In Norma González González (Coordinadora), Organización social del trabajo en la posmodernidad: salud mental, ambientes laborales y vida cotidiana (Guadalajara, Jalisco, México: Prometeo Editores, 2014), pp. 91-114. On collective bullying in public arenas, with a case study from the Australian vaccination debate.

Brian Martin. Healthy dissent: resisting attacks on alternative medicine. Townsend Letter, Issue #361-362, August-September 2013, pp. 93-99. Lessons from the attack on the Australian Vaccination Network.

Brian Martin. When public health debates become abusive. Social Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 2, May 2013, pp. 90-97. Categories of public health debates are proposed and applied to the Australian vaccination debates.

Brian Martin. Euthanasia tactics: patterns of injustice and outrage. SpringerPlus, Vol. 2, No. 256, 6 June 2013. Struggles over euthanasia, from the Nazi T4 programme to denial of voluntary euthanasia.

Brian Martin. Dealing with dilemmas in health campaigning. Health Promotion International, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013, pp. 43-50. Vaccination is the main example. Caught in the vaccination wars (part 3) is a response to criticisms of this article.

Brian Martin. Online onslaught: Internet-based methods for attacking and defending citizens' organisations. First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 17, No. 12, 3 December 2012. A case study from the Australian vaccination debate illustrates a variety of methods of online attack and defence.

Brian Martin. Breaking the siege: guidelines for struggle in science. In Science under Siege: Zoology under Threat, eds. Peter Banks, Daniel Lunney and Chris Dickman (Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 2012), pp. 164-170. A zoology case study is used to illustrate tactics.

Brian Martin. Controversies. In: William Sims Bainbridge (editor), Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook (Los Angeles: Sage, 2012), pp. 97-104. Features of controversies, types of leaders in controversies, consequences of being a leader and issues for leaders.

Brian Martin. Debating vaccination: understanding the attack on the Australian Vaccination Network. Living Wisdom, Issue 8, February 2011, pp. 14-40. Also available in pdf

Brian Martin, Chris Moore and Colin Salter. Sharing music files: tactics of a challenge to the industry. First Monday, Vol. 15, No. 12, 6 December 2010.

Sandrine Thérèse and Brian Martin. Shame, scientist! Degradation rituals in science. Prometheus, Vol. 28, No. 2, June 2010, pp. 97-110. Methods used to stigmatise and humiliate scientists.

Brian Martin. How to attack a scientific theory and get away with it (usually): the attempt to destroy an origin-of-AIDS hypothesis. Science as Culture, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2010, pp. 215-239. Tactics used in a scientific dispute to minimise outrage over perceptions of transgressing proper scientific behaviour.

Brian Martin. Techniques to pass on: technology and euthanasia. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 30, No. 1, February 2010, pp. 54-59. Efforts for and against voluntary euthanasia as a struggle over technology.

Patrick Hodder and Brian Martin. Climate crisis? The politics of emergency framing. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 44, No. 36, 5 September 2009, pp. 53-60. The shortcomings of framing climate change as an emergency, with a comparison with the movement against nuclear war.

Brian Martin. Enabling scientific dissent. New Doctor, No. 88, December 2008, pp. 2-5. Techniques for resisting attacks on dissent in science.

Brian Martin. The globalisation of scientific controversy. Globalization, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2008. Nine facets of the controversies over fluoridation, nuclear power and the origin of AIDS are examined in order to assess the relationship between globalisation and scientific controversies.

David Hess, Steve Breyman, Nancy Campbell and Brian Martin. Science, technology, and social movements. In: Edward J. Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch and Judy Wajcman (eds.), The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 3rd edition (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008), pp. 472-498.

Brian Martin. Contested testimony in scientific disputes: the case of the origins of AIDS. The Skeptic, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2007, pp. 52-58.

Brian Martin. Opposing nuclear power: past and present. Social Alternatives, Vol. 26, No. 2, Second Quarter 2007, pp. 43-47.

Brian Martin. Nuclear power and antiterrorism: obscuring the policy contradictions. Prometheus, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 19-29.

Brian Martin. Opposing surveillance. In Katina Michael and M. G. Michael (eds), From dataveillance to überveillance and the realpolitik of the transparent society: the second workshop on the social implications of national security, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 2007, pp. 71-82. Later published in IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 2010, pp. 26-32. Methods of resisting surveillance.

Brian Martin. Whistleblowers: risks and skills. In Brian Rappert and Caitriona McLeish (eds.), A Web of Prevention: Biological Weapons, Life Sciences and the Governance of Research (London: Earthscan, 2007), pp. 35-49.

Susan Engel and Brian Martin. Union Carbide and James Hardie: lessons in politics and power. Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 4, October 2006, pp. 475-490.

Brian Martin and Steve Wright. Looming struggles over technology for border control. Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 95-107.

Giliam de Valk and Brian Martin. Publicly shared intelligence. First Monday: Peer-reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2006.

Noriko Dethlefs and Brian Martin. Japanese technology policy for aged care. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2006, pp. 47-57.

Brian Martin. Strategies for alternative science. In: Scott Frickel and Kelly Moore (eds.), The New Political Sociology of Science: Institutions, Networks, and Power (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006), pp. 272-298.

Brian Martin. The Politics of a Scientific Meeting: the Origin-of-AIDS Debate at the Royal Society. Politics and the Life Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 2, September 2001, pp. 119-130 [published 2005]. Also available in pdf.

Brian Martin. Agricultural antibiotics: features of a controversy.In: Daniel Lee Kleinman, Abby J. Kinchy and Jo Handelsman (eds.), Controversies in Science and Technology: From Maize to Menopause (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005), pp. 37-51.

Brian Martin. Grassroots science. In: Sal Restivo (ed.), Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 75-81.

Juan Miguel Campanario and Brian Martin. Challenging dominant physics paradigms. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall 2004, pp. 421-438.

Brian Martin. Dissent and heresy in medicine: models, methods and strategies. Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 58, 2004, pp. 713-725.

Brian Martin. Investigating the origin of AIDS: some ethical dimensions. Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 29, No. 4, August 2003, pp. 253-256.

Hellen Megens and Brian Martin. Cybermethods: an assessment. First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 8, No. 2, February 2003.

Lyn Carson and Brian Martin. Random selection of citizens for technological decision making. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 29, No. 2, April 2002, pp. 105-113.

Edward Woodhouse, David Hess, Steve Breyman and Brian Martin. Science studies and activism: possibilities and problems for reconstructivist agendas. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 32, No. 2, April 2002, pp. 297-319.

Brian Martin. The burden of proof and the origin of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Vol. 356, 2001, pp. 939-944.

Brian Martin. Environment and public health. In: Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), pp. 740-743.

Brian Martin. Science: contemporary censorship. In: Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, Volume 4 (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), pp. 2167-2170.

Brian Martin. Behind the scenes of scientific debating. Social Epistemology, Vol. 14, Nos. 2/3, 2000, pp. 201-209.

Brian Martin. Research grants: problems and options. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2000, pp. 17-22.

Brian Martin. Directions for liberation science. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 26, Nos. 1-2, January-June 2000, pp. 9-21.

Brian Martin. Suppressing research data: methods, context, accountability, and responses. Accountability in Research, Vol. 6, 1999, pp. 333-372.

Brian Martin. Social defence strategy: the role of technology. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 36, No. 5, January 1999, pp. 535-552.

Brian Martin. Suppression of dissent in science. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Volume 7, edited by William R. Freudenburg and Ted I. K. Youn (Stamford, CT: JAI Press, 1999), pp. 105-135.

Brian Martin. Technology, violence, and peace. In: Lester R. Kurtz (editor-in-chief), Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Volume 3 (New York: Academic Press, 1999), pp. 447-459.

Brian Martin. Introduction. In: Brian Martin (ed.), Technology and Public Participation (Wollongong: Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong, 1999), pp. 1-12.

Brian Martin. Conclusion. In: Brian Martin (ed.), Technology and Public Participation (Wollongong: Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong, 1999), pp. 249-263.

Brian Martin. Strategies for dissenting scientists. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1998, pp. 605-616. Reprinted in Meta Research Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 1, 15 March 1999, pp. 1-9 and in Infinite Energy: The Magazine of New Energy Technology, No. 31, May/June 2000, pp. 23-27. Reprinted in Swedish in Sökaren, Vol. 36, No. 6, November 1999, pp. 14-19.

Brian Martin, Technology in different worlds, Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 18, No. 5, 1998, pp. 333-339. Published in an edited volume in Korean, 1999.

Brian Martin, Political refutation of a scientific theory: the case of polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS, Health Care Analysis, Vol. 6, 1998, pp. 175-179.

Brian Martin. Science, technology and nonviolent action: the case for a utopian dimension in the social analysis of science and technology. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 27, 1997, pp. 439-463.

Brian Martin and Gabriele Bammer. When experts disagree. In Don Ranney, Chronic Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Workplace (Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1997), pp. 101-113.

Brian Martin. Technological vulnerability. Technology in Society, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1996, pp. 511-523.

Brian Martin. Critics of pesticides: whistleblowing or suppression of dissent? Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 22, No. 3, July-September 1996, pp. 33-55.

David Dingelstad, Richard Gosden, Brian Martin and Nickolas Vakas. The social construction of drug debates. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 12, 1996, pp. 1829-1838.

Christine Dimmer, Brian Martin, Noeline Reeves and Frances Sullivan. Squatting for the prevention of haemorrhoids? Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, Issue #159, October 1996, pp. 66-70.

Brian Martin. Communication technology and nonviolent action. Media Development, Vol. 43, No. 2, 1996, pp. 3-9.

Brian Martin. Sticking a needle into science: the case of polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 26, No. 2, May 1996, pp. 245-276.

Brian Martin. Introduction: experts and establishments. In: Brian Martin (ed.). Confronting the Experts (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996), pp. 1-12.

Brian Martin. Conclusion: learning from struggle. In: Brian Martin (ed.). Confronting the Experts (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996), pp. 175-183.

Brian Martin. Beyond mass media. Metro Magazine, No. 101, 1995, pp. 17-23. Reprinted in Anarchist Age Monthly Review, No. 53, May 1995, pp. 24-30.

Brian Martin and Evelleen Richards. Scientific knowledge, controversy, and public decision-making. In Sheila Jasanoff, Gerald E. Markle, James C. Petersen and Trevor Pinch (eds.), Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995), pp. 506-526.

Brian Martin. Anarchist science policy. The Raven, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 1994, pp. 136-153.

Brian Martin. Polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS: the career of a threatening idea. Townsend Letter for Doctors, No. 126, January 1994, pp. 97-100. Reprinted in Australasian Health and Healing, Vol. 15, No. 2, February-April 1996, pp. 43-47. Reprinted in Jonathan Eisen (ed.), Suppressed Inventions & Other Discoveries (Garden City Park, NY: Avery, 1999), pp. 73-85.

Brian Martin. Peer review and the origin of AIDS -- a case study in rejected ideas. BioScience, Vol. 43, No. 9, October 1993, pp. 624-627.

Brian Martin. Antisurveillance. Anarchist Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1993, pp. 111-129.

Brian Martin. The critique of science becomes academic. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 18, No. 2, April 1993, pp. 247-259.

Gabriele Bammer and Brian Martin. Repetition strain injury in Australia: medical knowledge, social movement, and de facto partisanship. Social Problems, Vol. 39, No. 3, August 1992, pp. 219-237.

Brian Martin and Pam Scott. Automatic vehicle identification: a test of theories of technology. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 17, No. 4, Autumn 1992, pp. 484-505.

Brian Martin. Intellectual suppression: why environmental scientists are afraid to speak out. Habitat Australia, Vol. 20, No. 3, July 1992, pp. 11-14.

Brian Martin. Scientific fraud and the power structure of science. Prometheus, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 1992, pp. 83-98.

Brian Martin. Science for non-violent struggle. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 19, No. 1, February 1992, pp. 55-58. Reprinted in Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 18, No. 3, October-December 1992, pp. 7-12 and, in abridged form, in SANA Update, No. 104, October 1992, pp. 13-14.

Pam Scott, Evelleen Richards and Brian Martin. Captives of controversy the myth of the neutral social researcher in contemporary scientific controversies. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 15, No. 4, Fall 1990, pp. 474-494. Reprinted in Townsend Letter for Doctors, No. 106, May 1992, pp. 365-374.

Brian Martin. Computers on the roads: the social implications of automatic vehicle identification. Current Affairs Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 5, October 1990, pp. 23-28. Reprinted, in abridged form, in Good Government, No. 905, April 1993, pp. 6-8 and No. 906, June 1993, pp. 5-8.

Colin Kearton and Brian Martin. The vulnerability of steel production to military threats. Materials and Society, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1990, pp. 11-44.

Brian Martin. What's your problem? Alternatives: Perspectives on Society, Technology and Environment, Vol. 16, No. 4--vol 17, No. 1, 1990, pp. 88-92.

Brian Martin. Computing and war. Peace and Change, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 1989, pp. 203-222.

Brian Martin. Fluoridation: the Left behind? Arena, No. 89, 1989, pp. 32-38.

Colin Kearton and Brian Martin. Technological vulnerability: a neglected area in policy-making. Prometheus, Vol. 7, No. 1, June 1989, pp. 49-60.

Brian Martin. The sociology of the fluoridation controversy: a reexamination. Sociological Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1989, pp. 59-76.

Gabriele Bammer and Brian Martin. The arguments about RSI: an examination. Community Health Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1988, pp. 348-358.

Brian Martin. Nuclear winter: science and politics. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 15, No. 5, October 1988, pp. 321-334.

Brian Martin. Mathematics and social interests. Search, Vol. 19, No. 4, July-August 1988, pp. 209-214. Reprinted in Arthur B. Powell and Marilyn Frankenstein (eds.), Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997), pp. 155-171.

Brian Martin. Queensland versus Greenpeace: the Vega affair. Gijutsu to Ningen (Technology and Humanity), June 1988, pp. 71-79 (in Japanese).

Brian Martin. Analyzing the fluoridation controversy: resources and structures. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 18, May 1988, pp. 331-363.

Brian Martin. Coherency of viewpoints among fluoridation partisans. Metascience, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1988, pp. 2-19.

Brian Martin. Suppression in science. In Barry Butcher et al., Science in Culture (Victoria: Deakin University, 1986).

Brian Martin. Nuclear suppression. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 13, No. 6, December 1986, pp. 312-320.

Brian Martin. Bias in awarding research grants. British Medical Journal, Vol. 293, 30 August 1986, pp. 550-552.

Brian Martin. Science policy: dissent and its difficulties. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-March 1986, pp. 5-23.

Gabriele Bammer, Ken Green and Brian Martin. Who gets kicks out of science policy? Search, Vol. 17, nos 1-2, January-February 1986, pp. 41-46.

Jill Bowling, Brian Martin, Val Plumwood and Ian Watson. Strategy Against Nuclear Power. Social Alternatives, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1986, pp. 9-16

Brian Martin. Science policy under the whip. In: Brian Martin, C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Cedric Pugh (eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 79-86.

Brian Martin. Mutagens and managers. In: Brian Martin, C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Cedric Pugh (eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 123-129.

Brian Martin. Suppression in science. In Barry Butcher et al., Science in Culture (Victoria: Deakin University, 1986).

Brian Martin. Self-managing environmentalism. Alternatives: Perspectives on Society, Technology and Environment, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 34-39 (December 1985). Reprinted in part in Bengali in Dwandwik, No. 7, pp. 67-79 (1990).

Jill Bowling and Brian Martin. Science: a masculine disorder? Science and Public Policy, Vol. 12, No. 6, December 1985, pp. 308-316.

Brian Martin. Cracks in the Ringwood solution. Chain Reaction, No. 40, December 1984 - January 1985, pp. 32-36.

Brian Martin. Science, war and peace (I): building a lasting activism. Peace Studies, No. 7, pp. 9-12 (October 1984).

Brian Martin. Environmentalism and electoralism. Ecologist, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 110-118 (1984).

Brian Martin. The selective usefulness of science. Queen's Quarterly, Vol. 90, No. 2, Summer 1983, pp. 489-496.

Brian Martin. Suppression of dissident experts: ideological struggle in Australia. Crime and Social Justice, No. 19, pp. 91-99 (Summer 1983). Reprinted in Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 5-19 (Oct-Dec 1985).

Brian Martin. Science and war. In: Arthur Birch (editor), Science Research in Australia (Canberra: Centre for Continuing Education, Australian National University, 1983), pp. 101-108.

Brian Martin. The naked experts. Ecologist, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 149-157 (July-August 1982).

C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Brian Martin. The University of Birmingham versus Roland Chaplain: academic justice, community service and the professionalisation syndrome. Unpublished paper, 1982.

Brian Martin. The Australian anti-uranium movement. Alternatives: Perspectives on Society and Environment, Vol. 10, No. 4, Summer 1982, pp. 26-35. An earlier version appeared in Swedish in Natur och Samhalle, No. 2, 1980, pp. 56-70.

Brian Martin. The scientific straightjacket: the power structure of science and the suppression of environmental scholarship. Ecologist, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 33-43 (January-February 1981).

Brian Martin. Life without television...? Undercurrents, No. 43, pp. 24-27 (December 1980--January 1981). Also published in Japanese in The 80's, No. 5, pp. 41-47 (1980).

Brian Martin. Questioning technology and jobs. In: John T. O. Kirk (ed), When Machines Replace People (Canberra: Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), 1981), pp. 117-128. An earlier version: Making a good job of it. Undercurrents, No. 40, pp. 34-36 (June-July 1980).

Brian Martin. The goal of self-managed science: implications for action. Radical Science Journal, No. 10, pp. 3-17 (1980). Reprinted in part in German in Wechselwirkung, No. 12, pp. 43-47 (February 1982).

Brian Martin. Can scientific development be stopped? Australian Science Teachers Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 65-70 (1978).

Brian Martin. The determinants of scientific behaviour. Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Review, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 112-118 (1978).

Brian Martin. The selective usefulness of game theory. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 8, pp. 85-110 (1978). Reprinted in Italian in Testi & Contesti, Vol. 3, pp. 9-31 (April 1980).

Brian Martin. The contexts of environmental decision-making. Australian Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 1, April 1978, pp. 105-118.

Brian Martin. Soft energy hard politics. Undercurrents, No. 27, pp. 10-13 (April-May 1978).

Brian Martin. Academics and the environment: a critique of the Australian National University's Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies. Ecologist, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 224-232 (July 1977).

Brian Martin. Queanbeyan soft drink factory; What sort of society is possible? Chain Reaction, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 22-25 (1977).

Lead articles in guest-edited journals

Brian Martin and Sharon Beder. The arrogance of scientists. Chain Reaction, No. 68, February 1993, pp. 16-17. [special issue guest edited by Sharon Beder and Brian Martin]

Brian Martin and Evelleen Richards, Introducing women in science. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 14, No. 2, April-June 1988, pp. 3-6.

Other articles

Brian Martin. Knowledge as a weapon? Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 11, no. 4, 29 April 2022, pp. 90-96. A response to Adam Riggio's article.

Brian Martin. Legal hacking - why not? Cyber Australia, 2021-2022, pp. 32-33.

Brian Martin. The virus and the economy. Social Medicine, vol. 13, no. 2, May-August 2020, pp. 55-58. Also published in Spanish in Medicina Social. The coronavirus pandemic highlights fundamental shortcomings in the way the economic system is set up.

Brian Martin. What happens when scientists stand up for science. The Conversation, 5 May 2017. Attacks on scientists, and protests by scientists.

Brian Martin. An experience with vaccination gatekeepers. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, Vol. 5, No. 10, 2016, pp. 27-33. A comment about promotion of vaccination rejected by two journals.

Brian Martin. Gorski versus a Wollongong PhD thesis. 27 October 2016. Commentary on David Gorski's blog posts about Judy Wilyman's PhD thesis.

Brian Martin. Public health and academic freedom. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, Vol. 5, No. 6 (2016), pp. 44-49. Reply to a commentary in the journal Vaccine by David Durrheim and Alison Jones.

Brian Martin. On whistleblowing and innovation., 12 April 2016.

Brian Martin. Nuclear power and civil liberties. EnergyScience Coalition Briefing Paper No. 23, August 2015.

Brian Martin. Learning from delusions. IEEE Technology & Society, Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2015, pp. 18-20. On surveillance and delusions of persecution.

Jody Warren and Brian Martin. What's killing Tassie devils if it isn't a contagious cancer? The Conversation, 17 November 2014.

Brian Martin. Snowden's lessons for whistleblowers. IEEE Technology & Society, Vol. 33, No. 4, Winter 2014, pp. 37-38, 43.

Brian Martin. Why do some controversies persist despite the evidence? The Conversation, 4 August 2014. Factors that sustain scientific controveries, with examples from the fluoridation debate.

Brian Martin. Deadly censorship games: keeping a tight lid on the euthanasia debate. The Conversation,, 21 November 2011. Censorship of information about voluntary euthanasia.

Brian Martin. Monckton and Notre Dame: a case for free speech?. The Conversation,, 30 June 2011.

Juan Miguel Campanario and Brian Martin. "Rejected but available": a new way for journals to be open to innovative ideas. European Science Editing, Vol. 29, No. 3, August 2003, pp. 73-74.

Brian Martin. Captivity and commitment. Technoscience, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 8-9.

Brian Martin. STS and social activists. Technoscience, Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 1997, pp. 11-12.

William D. Rifkin with Brian Martin. Negotiating expert status: who gets taken seriously. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 1997, pp. 30-39. [90+% contribution by Will Rifkin]

Brian Martin and Glenn Mitchell. Uncovering some assumptions. Health Care Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 1996, pp. 134-136.

Brian Martin. Stamping out dissent. Newsweek, 26 April 1993, pp. 49-50.

Brian Martin. Is the 'new paradigm' of physics inherently ecological? Chain Reaction, no. 68, February 1993, pp. 38-39. Reprinted in The Raven, vol. 6, no. 4, October-December 1993, pp. 353-356.

G. Bammer and B. Martin. Socio-political aspects of RSI. In Holger Luczak, Ahmet Çakir and Gisela Çakir (eds.), Work with Display Units 92 (Selected Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference on Work with Display Units, Berlin, Germany, September 1-4, 1992) (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1993), pp. 532-536.

Brian Martin. Interest groups and social controversies. In: Feasibility Research into the Controlled Availability of Opioids. Volume 2: Background Papers (Canberra: National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, July 1991), pp. 83-86.

Brian Martin, Evelleen Richards and Pam Scott. Who's a captive? Who's a victim? Response to Collins' method talk. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1991, pp. 252-255.

Brian Martin. On the neglect of scientists with low research productivity (letter to the editor). Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 15, No. 1, Winter 1990, pp. 120-121.

Brian Martin. Pesticides, the Vietnam war and the Evatt Royal Commission. In Evatt Revisited: Interpretation of Scientific Evidence: Proceedings of a Conference which Re-examined the Findings of the Royal Commission on the Use and Effects of Chemical Agents on Australian Personnel in Vietnam (Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney, 1989), pp. 83-84.

Brian Martin. What do the experts say [about participation of girls in mathematics and science]? GEMS (Gender Equity in Maths & Science), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 4-5 (1988).

Brian Martin. Agent Orange: the new controversy. Australian Society, Vol. 5, No. 11, November 1986, pp. 25-26.

Brian Martin. Women in science: Sarah Ryan. WISENET (Journal of the Women in Science Enquiry Network), No. 2, p. 9 (August 1985).

Brian Martin. Women in science: Gillian Air. WISENET (Journal of the Women in Science Enquiry Network), No. 1, p. 5 (April 1985).

Brian Martin. Proliferation at home. Search, Vol. 15, No. 5-6, pp. 170-171 (June-July 1984).

Brian Martin. The Coulter case: sacked for telling the truth to workers. The Metal Worker, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 8 (March 1981). Also published as "The Coulter case" in Probe, No. 3, p. 5 (October 1981). An earlier version appeared as: Mutagens and managers. Bogong (Journal of the Canberra and South East Region Environment Centre), Vol. 1, No. 5, September-October 1980, pp. 10-11. The complete version published as "Mutagens and managers" in Brian Martin et al. (eds.), Intellectual Suppression (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 123-129.

Brian Martin. The power struggle abroad. New Journalist, No. 30, pp. 15-16 (April 1978).

Hugh Saddler and Brian Martin. Australian uranium and the election. New Scientist, Vol. 76, pp. 644-645 (8 December 1977).

Brian Martin. Uranium: hope or havoc. Development News Digest, No. 19, pp. 25-27 (March 1977).

Brian Martin. Freedom of information and technology. Rupert Newsletter, No. 6, pp. 13-14 (December 1976).

Brian Martin. Solar technology and political change. Chain Reaction, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 31-32 (1976).


"Misuse of a whistleblower law" (review of Julius Getman and Terri LeClercq, Taking on Big Pharma), The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 114, April 2023, pp. 5-7

"Postmaterialism, anyone?" (review of three books published by the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences), Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 12, no. 3, 14 March 2023, pp. 17-26

"Science the corporate way" (review of Sergio Sismondo, Ghost-managed Medicine), Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 8, no. 12, 2019, pp. 55-59

"Do we see icons or reality?" (review of Donald D. Hoffman, The Case Against Reality), Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 8, no. 12, 2019, pp. 13-24

"What's the fuss about post-truth?" (review of five books titled Post-truth), Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 8, no. 10, 2019, pp. 155–166

Review of Judy Wajcman, Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism, in IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2017, pp. 22-24.

Review of Kevin Barry, Vaccine Whistleblower, in The Whistle(Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 87, July 2016, pp. 11-12

Review of Richard N. Côté, In Search of Gentle Death: The Fight for your Right to Die with Dignity, in Prometheus, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2013, pp. 75-77

Review of Paul Feyerabend, The Tyranny of Science, in International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2012, pp. 118-121

Review of Eve Hillary, Sarah's Last Wish, in The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 64, October 2010, pp. 10-12. Challenging medical abuse.

Review of R. Allan Freeze and Jay H. Lehr, The Fluoride Wars: How a Modest Public Health Measure Became America's Longest-Running Political Melodrama, in Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Volume 84, Number 2, Summer 2010, pp. 314-315

Review of Miriam Shuchman, The Drug Trial: Nancy Olivieri and the Science Scandal that Rocked the Hospital for Sick Children, in Scientia Canadensis, Vol. 31, Nos. 1-2, 2008, pp. 217-220.

"Pathways to future", review of David Hess, Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry: Activism, Innovation, and the Environment in an Era of Globalization, in Chain Reaction, Issue #101, December 2007, pp. 45-46.

Review of Edward Hooper, The River: A Journey Back to the Source of HIV and AIDS, in New Genetics and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2000, pp. 106-107.

"Searching for the origin of AIDS", review of Edward Hooper, The River: A Journey Back to the Source of HIV and AIDS, in Science as Culture, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2000, pp. 109-113.

"The is and the ought," review of David B. Resnik, The Ethics of Science: An Introduction, in Nature, Vol. 394, 30 July 1998, pp. 437-438.

"The social shaping of technology continues," review of Donald MacKenzie, Knowing Machines: Essays on Technical Change, in Metascience, Issue 11, 1997, pp. 214-217.

"Open Channels", review of Science and Engineering Ethics, in Nature, Vol. 383, 5 September 1996, p. 42.

Brian Martin. Social construction of an 'attack on science'. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 26, No. 1, February 1996, pp. 161-173. Essay review of Paul Gross and Norman Levitt, Higher Superstition.

Review of Susan Wright, Molecular Politics: Developing American and British Regulatory Policy for Genetic Engineering, 1972-1982, in Politics and the Life Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 2, September 1996, pp. 346-347.

"Technological determinism revisited", review of Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx (eds.), Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism, in Metascience, Issue 9, 1996, pp. 158-160.

"A scientist's view of pseudoscience", review of Michael W. Friedlander, At the Fringes of Science, in Metascience, Issue 8, 1995, pp. 113-114.

"How ideas are shaped", review of Christopher Simpson, Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare 1945-1960, in Green Left, 14 September 1994, p. 28.

Review of Joop van der Pligt, Nuclear Energy and the Public, in Scientists for Global Responsibility Update, No. 3, August 1993, p. 11.

"Biology as dogma," review of Harold Hillman, Letter to Students of Biology of the 21st Century, in Age Monthly Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 13 (July 1989).

Review of Richard T. Sylves, The Nuclear Oracles, in Metascience, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 119-120 (1989).

Review of Margaret A. Strom (ed.), Societal Issues: Scientific Viewpoints, in Metascience, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 102-104 (1989).

Review of Charles Sutcliffe, The Dangers of Low Level Radiation, in Metascience, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 52 (1988).

Review of David Collingridge, Technology in the Policy Process, in Prometheus, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 267-268 (December 1984).

Review of Roger J. Williams, The Prevention of Alcoholism through Nutrition, in Limestone Review, p. 11 (4 October 1984).

Review of Jim Falk, Global Fission, in Politics, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 143 (May 1983).

Review of Les Levidow and Bob Young (eds.), Science, Technology and the Labour Process, in Bogong, Vol. 3, No. 4, p. 14 (June-July 1982).

Review of Witold Rybczynski, Paper Heroes, in Chain Reaction, No. 27, pp. 38-39 (Autumn 1982).

Review of Ray Reece, The Sun Betrayed, in Chain Reaction, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 36-38 (August-September 1980).

Newspaper articles

Brian Martin. Hysterical reaction to vaccination study an attack on academic freedom. The Australian, 20 January 2016, p. 29.

Brian Martin. Shouting down our freedom to choose. Illawarra Mercury, 25 June 2011, p. 54. Free speech in the vaccination debate.

Brian Martin. It's safer to Wiki than to whistle out loud. Newcastle Herald, 10 December 2010, p. 9. On WikiLeaks, whistleblowing and leaking.

Brian Martin. It's do-it-yourself euthanasia. Illawarra Mercury, 13 October 2010, p. 22. Paradoxes of the euthanasia debate.

Brian Martin. Nuclear issue still generates heat. The Advertiser (Wollongong), 15 June 1988, p. 19.

Brian Martin. Gun law critics need more firepower. The Advertiser (Wollongong), 16 March 1988, p. 8.

Brian Martin. Depleted ozone level linked to skin cancer. The Advertiser (Wollongong), 10 February 1988, p. 9.

Brian Martin. Halting the pesticide treadmill. Canberra Times, 5 September 1987. Also published as: Who is to blame for pesticide pollution? Illawarra Mercury, 5 September 1987, pp. 17, 28.

Brian Martin. To fluoridate or not to fluoridate. Advertiser (Wollongong), 22 July 1987, p. 20.

Brian Martin. Uranium: the case against stays strong. Canberra Times, 14 December 1983, p. 16.

Brian Martin. Society has the choice of two approaches to energy. Canberra Times, 22 August 1979, pp. 30-31.

Brian Martin. Call for research into Synroc. Canberra Times, 6 December 1978, p. 15.

Brian Martin. The built-in barriers to more widespread use of solar energy. Canberra Times, 20 December 1977, p. 2.

Brian Martin. Uranium mining and ethics. South Coast and Southern Tablelands Magazine, 12 December 1977.

Brian Martin. Some flaws in the reasons given for selling our uranium. Canberra Times, 13 January 1977, p. 2; How can Australia help prevent nuclear proliferation? Canberra Times, 14 January 1977, p. 2. Reply by Rudolph Weber, 3 August 1977 and letter by Brian Martin, 24 August 1977.


Brian Martin. Who's to blame for tragedies of the car? Unpublished, 2000

Brian Martin. Activist speaking and Activist writing. Unpublished, 1978, revised 2010. Two chapters written for a book to be published by Friends of the Earth that did not eventuate. Each one focuses on uranium mining and nuclear power.