Scientific American

Scientific American

By Nature Publishing Group

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 15.88 MB
  • Developer: Nature Publishing Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 1,235 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.



  • Intelligent writers, intelligent articles...

    By Booked-In
    Not just the headlines of science but also the laboratories and long-term thinking that will pay off in ten years. Incredible graphics that speak to the lessons of the articles. Each issue leaves me wanting more, just in time for the next issue.
  • Loses login information constantly

    By ral123184
    App is fine for reading, but constantly loses login information, and will not sync subscriptions with SciAm username/password without uninstalling and reinstalling app. This happens with every iOS update, and sometimes at random. Very frustrating!
  • Fine magazine but App not so much

    By Dr Pe
    I am really tired of having to sign in so frequently to Scientific American App. This App should remember me!
  • T-cells and beyond

    By Rich Staley
    Immunological medicine
  • SA Review May 2018

    By Capt SteveB
    This is my go to magazine for all things current in general scientific thinking. While I don't always agree with the editors opinions entirely they are well written and balanced, presenting facts for consideration. Content articles are well chosen with appropriate and relevant topics. In today's environment of fake news and misinformation, cultural and group bias, it is very refreshing to read articles and opinions based on truth and facts determined by observation. SA not only stipulates ones curiosity, it promotes logical fact based thinking.
  • Good, not good

    By eholby
    Great magazine, terrible digital support. Always wants me to pay or subscribe even though I have the subscription. Now I must add a nickname to post this. All names taken. Who designed this?
  • Needs attention

    By LgWhy77777
    I have to log out and log back in for every new issue. Waste of my time!
  • I enjoy but!

    By Edward682
    I truly enjoy the scientific articles in SA and have gift subscriptions for our son and a grandson. Having said that I am upset every time I read the liberal political driven articles. My son and I just agree that we skip them. If you must do so than at least be fair and present opposing conservative points of view. After all is not that what the Scientific process is all about?
  • Great content but not the app

    By ZakZQ
    Love the content in general. However the app is problematic: recurrent problem over several iOS and different iPhones, I have to delete the app every month for my account to recognize my subscription. “Restore subscription” never works. Otherwise love the content and will keep the subscription despite the monthly hassle! Update: Looks like above issue was fixed. Also, the app stays at the exact page where I left it when I come back to the app after closing it (used to take me to the home page). 5 stars! Thanks
  • Terrible

    By *#*#!!
    The SA app will not allow me to read the April issue at all. I have had several issues in the past and I have complained but to no avail. I do have the latest IOS version on my IPad.