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: 4
From 1,696 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.



  • Digital sometimes

    By Homer Jebus Simpson
    I still read the printed copies but when ever I am on the go I like to jump into the digital app, but sometimes (actually every month when a new issue becomes available) I have to log out of the app and log back in so it will recognize me as a subscriber so I can download the latest issue. This app would have received a five star review if I only have to log in once and whenever a new issue comes out, hit the download button and start reading but it’s pretty troubling to see the cover price offered to you every time for a magazine you know you already paid for and was promised free digital downloads with said subscription. Also this app should be available for Amazon Fire users, I use an iPad now but when I had a fire it was disappointing to have a digital subscription with my service but no access to it.
  • Great Science for all

    By Komboholmes
    No matter how great you think your education is, SA brings you back to reality with each issue. The last one with the article on life is awesome. I still have a problem getting around and 90 does not help. I have been trying to get the issue published on my birth month February 1928. Thanks for helping us stay up to date. Paul
  • Look here for facts

    By JohnnySchad
    When you read this magazine, you come to a place where fact and assertion are not interchangeable. In science, the status of “fact” is earned, then earned again and again. In a world of fake news, Flat Earthers, denial, and open antagonism towards learning and the learned, what a refreshing refuge. The topics are widely varied, so if you read an issue, you will learn something.
  • Deleting issues

    By Asometimesdoer
    Some crazy software issue causes the app to delete downloaded issues. It claims I am low on memory, but my iPhone has over 7 GB left. I’d like to keep the downloads for when I’m in a low signal area or when my battery is low.
  • Intelligent writers, intelligent articles...

    By eternal sophomore
    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?