Scientific American

Scientific American

By Nature Publishing Group

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 15.72 MB
  • Developer: Nature Publishing Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 876 Ratings


The Scientific American Tablet Edition includes all the editorial content from the print edition plus interactive features and video. Available through Scientific American Active subscribers to the Scientific American print edition who purchased their subscriptions at the publisher’s suggested price of $34.99 in the United States/$49 in Canada/$59 International are granted access to the Tablet Edition. Other subscribers may upgrade their subscriptions. Please contact customer service for more information. Access to the Tablet Edition for iPad is included with all Scientific American Digital Subscription Plans. If you have questions about your Scientific American Subscription Plan, Tablet Edition entitlement or if you would like to upgrade your current subscription to include the Tablet Edition for iPad, please contact customer service or visit our Terms of Use. Scientific American Customer Service: Email: Phone: 800-333-1199 Available through iTunes A 12-issue, annual subscription to the Tablet Edition for iPad is available through iTunes for $34.99 and is renewed automatically at the end of the subscription term, until cancelled. Individual issues are $6.99 each. Payment for all purchases will be charged to your iTunes account. For more information, please visit iTunes Terms and Conditions: Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the US and the home of the most exciting authors presenting the most dynamic ideas in science today. As the leading popular source and authority on science, technology, and innovation, Scientific American’s award-winning scientist-authored content engages, educates and inspires current and future generations of curious citizens and public and private sector leaders.



  • Doesn't recognize subscribers

    By DMontrose
    Like almost everyone else, the would be great if it would recognize in a subscriber and not insisting I pay when I have an active subscription.
  • A marginal app

    By GribbleFlotz
    The app lets me download and read each issue of Scientific American, which is its core purpose so I can’t give it one star. But each month when a new issue comes out it tells me that I need to buy it before I can download it. Then after I log out and then log back into the very same account it’s willing to let me download the next issue in my subscription. Why can’t it just let me get the issue without the extra work?
  • Don't get troubles others fret about

    Works just fine for me.
  • These guys don’t have their act together

    By loupilot
    It isn’t just the app that constantly looses you digital subscription info. The website seems to also loose mine and the design of the site is so bad it doesn’t accommodate for this known issue and make it easy to put it back in. Unfortunately, I’m looking for a refund.
  • Downloaded issues disappear

    By ipad_app_user
    After updating the app, I can’t keep the downloaded issues on iPad. They disappear in a day and I need to re-download them everyday to read them. I contacted SA tech help, but they were no help; they blamed iPad, not their app. Who designed the app???
  • Just Summary of Issues!

    By diamondmediated
    This app just provides summaries of full issues! Apple apparently won’t give refund if you buy this app by mistake.
  • Really bad app

    By wdr1
    It’s was if the app was written by third graders. I’m not sure they do *any* testing. Bugs and crashes doing the most basic of things. When each issue comes out, you have to log in and sign back in to download it. Each time.
  • Still a very basic implementation. Needs to remember where I left off and allow finger gestures.

    By Doctor Rob 001
    I have used the updated version for a while. It is certainly far better than the original. Still some very serious problems. I have a subscription yet I still keep getting told I have to pay for the editions. The app needs to open to where I left off. It still makes me hunt to find my spot. That is very annoying. It should allow finger gestures to enlarge and shrink the pages. A lot of work left to do.
  • Digital issue

    By Phritz7
    You continue to miss my digital issue!
  • No search function in app

    By EricBier
    A search function would greatly improve this app