Sunday, January 1, 2017

JSciMed Central aims to harbor the journal free from the malpractice

JSM's "125 international peer reviewed journals" are a "platform for all the researchers, scientists, doctors, students to update with the latest advancements in Science, Technology & Medicine." One report indicates that it uses dummy addresses in the US to mask its location in India. You too can have its San Diego office suite for an address.

JSM advertises that "Our quality control team will help to analyze the quality of the manuscripts as per international standards." Apparently, English (or law?) is not part of the standards, as the next sentence on the webpage reads "Plagiarism is a crime, thus avoid plagiarism as we aim to harbor the Journal free from the malpractice."

Some of its spam states that "This is not a spam message and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field." The message was from the Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health. My eminence in the field consists of being part of a family and living in a community.

UPDATE 6/25/20
JSMCentral, which "was initiated as an independent, peer reviewed, Open Access publishing organization with a mission ... to top a revolution in research education among the global scientific community," is the name that SMGroup (discussed on this blog) now uses for the publisher of its journals.
Annals of Forensic Science and Analysis
Annals of Forensic Research and Analysis "is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal that brings about latest research in all related aspects of Forensic Research and analysis. It is an interdisciplinary journal that provides advance science and its application to the Criminology, promote professionalism, veracity, capability, learning, foster research, progress practice, and new approaches in the forensic sciences.
Annals of Forensic Research and Analysis
  • Sent: 7/13/16 1:15 AM
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings for the day! This is to bring to your kind notice that we have received a manuscript entitled “Human Variation in Face Aging in Adult Monozygotic Twins: Biometric Implications for the Forensic Sciences” If you are interested in reviewing this manuscript, we will send you full length manuscript. Kindly let us know your valuable response.
    Jenifer Wringets
    Editorial Office – Annals of Forensic Research and Analysis, JSciMed Central, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 570, San Diego, California 92108, USA
  • From: Editor-Forensic Research Analysis []
    Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020, 7:47:20 PM EDT
    Subject: Reveal your Research Work
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Annals of Forensic Research and Analysis is a multidisciplinary journal that aims is to serve scientists through prompt publication of significant advances in Forensic Research. The scientists, students, educators and professors from different countries are encouraged to send their unpublished well written papers for publication in forthcoming edition. ... We hope to have your collaboration with the journal.
    Ricky Martin
    Annals of Forensic Research and Analysis
    JSciMed Central, USA
    Note: If you do not wish to receive our emails, please respond back with UNSUBSCRIBE
Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Sent: 7/20/17, 11:48 PM
    Subject: Requesting Submissions- Journal of Family Medicine and Communty Health
    We are pleased to announce a regular edition on Graduate School of Education 2-5 pages short communication/ Research / Review/ Case Report. ... We request you to help us grow by your participation and support us contributing to OA community. If you are interested, kindly respond to this invitation within 48hours. Submission deadline: August 19th, 2017. “Please be advised in case of any further questions or issues we would request you to contact our Customer Service team on (619)-373-8720 and can also write to us on “”, also request you to share your contact details for any updates and for an effective communication.”
    Stella Mark,
    JSciMed Central- Journal of Family Medicine & Community Health, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 570, San Diego, California 92108, USA, Tel: (619)-373-8720, Email:
    Please Note: This is not a spam message and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field. This email and any attachment may contain private and confidential information. Do not share without JSciMed Central’s approval. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email and any attachment.
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Healthcare
  • Sent: 1/27/16
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    We have come to know about you from your previous publication. We are writing to invite you to submit manuscripts for the upcoming issue of the “Journal of Preventive Medicine & Healthcare” in view of your experience and record of contributions in the field. ... All submissions other than commentaries will go through the peer-review process. ... You may find the editorial board information at: ... Currently, we are offering a 20% waiver on article processing charges (APC). If you would like to avail the 20% waiver, please fill and return the “Intent to Submit Form” by Friday, February 3, 2017. If you do not have a full manuscript ready but still intend to submit in the near future, you are still eligible for the discount when you submit the form by the due date. You may download the general invite ...
    Best regards,
    Diode de Dios
    Publishing Assistant, Editorial Office – Journal of Preventive Medicine & Healthcare, JSciMed Central, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 500 (Office 569), San Diego, California 92108, USA, Direct Tel: 1-619-940-8792, Toll free number: 1-888-572-4633 (1-888-JSCIMED)


  1. Ouch.
    I think one should flood these fake journals with spoof articles.
    They would be none the wiser.

  2. That seems like a bad idea- I bet they would collect our email addresses, and claim that we owe them money. Feh.

  3. Thank you for the useful post and information. I have also receiving very similar spam e-mails from this journal (JSciMed Central (JSM)) and countless others. The more we share, the less time legitimate researchers and professionals will waste wondering whether the publication is legitimate... Thank you

  4. Can anyone get the website URL for jscimedcentral when iam trying to open nothing is happening shows and error tried to reach by phone is disconnected.

    1. It seems they are closed. Good riddens! Have bad experiences from the journal Annals of Otolaryngology and Rhinology that we were invited to publish in after publishing in a journal with a similare name.

    2. They have opened new journal with name JSMCENTRAL

  5. Experiencing the same problem. Can't access some of my published with them.

  6. I heard they have closed and opened a new journal with similar name i think it's JSMCENTRAL

  7. Have received an email to contribute an article to the Annals of Vascular Medicine and Research.Didnt know it is a fake journal. Good to be informed by such posts