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: 4.5
From 3,768 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.



  • constant problems

    By Hyroscope Progway
    I subscribed through Jan 2021 but cannot download issues for the last three months. only option is to buy the current issue which I already paid for. won’t renew and wish I had not subscribed.
  • Love it so resourceful

    By Preacherman2000
    S so
  • Worse Again

    By S in Austin
    Review September 2019. Password lost again. Cannnot restore. These guys are true incompetent morons. They are able to charge my credit card but not actually able to deliver what I paid for. They seem to have fixed the disappearing password problem. After a week or two and several tries I eas able to get back in. The interface still seems less smooth than it could be. Even Newer Review Restore does not work. They should change the name to “Incompetent American” New review: They supposedly made it better. Not really. It worked for a few months and then lost my subscription. It still won’t hold the password and won’t restore. Some of the issues I can read and others want me to subscribe. The way you view the content when it does work is strange and irritating. They will not respond to requests for help. They have my $99 and I have an app that does not work. I do at least get the paper version. Old review: Irritating and unusable. If it was free it would be a waste of time. Get the paper version. Hard to believe how bad it is.
  • Always great

    By Scan-hound
    Always great
  • Good content, terrible app

    By DavidIra
    Over the decades this magazine has gradually dumbed down its content and become a lot glitzier. 30 years ago the articles were written by the researchers. They were long and often impenetrable. Today many articles are written by journalists and the ones by researchers have clearly been heavily edited. Some are excellent while others are very superficial. Still it’s far and away the best general circulation science magazine in America. As for the app, I have the same subscription problem as everybody else. People have been complaining about this for years. But Scientific American seems uninterested in trying to do anything about it.
  • It’s an ok app. I wish it were better

    By kaybeeh
    The main problem I have with the app is that it arbitrarily and often removes all my downloads regardless of available space. Believe me, I have lots of space, but is is frustrating that I have to keep on downloading all the magazines over and over again. I also have to constantly re-login. I have the largest tablets cause I like to keep my books magazines etc. ZINIO, Kindle, they work like a charm. Please fix this ASAP. Otherwise the app could be fine.
  • Figures Are Empty

    By Tedtoal
    This is a nice app that works pretty well, except that most of the figures are just empty boxes on my iPhone!
  • Interface is dreadful

    By lisaks2019
    Love this magazine so much. But the app is rather dreadful. They should check out The New Yorkers app
  • Great Magazine

    By Proto Loco
    I have been subscribing Scientific American for the last 52 years. I read ever, recently some articles have been slanted to the left of the political spectrum. I would the magazine to publish various points of view. Seas have been rising for centuries and 250 million years ago the Georgia Coast was at Macon GA. Why can the magazine publish articles which describes those events, instead of blaming CO2 from fossil fuels as the culprit.
  • Beware Insubscribing

    By Tomás C
    They make you call in during business hours to cancel your subscription. Super inconvenient.