Scientific American

Scientific American

Scientific American

By Nature Publishing Group

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Current Version: 2.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 20.94 MB
  • Developer: Nature Publishing Group
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 4.71
From 4,558 Ratings


A subscription to Scientific American magazines is available through iTunes for $49.99 annually or $5.99 monthly 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 provides expert insights on the most important and awe-inspiring advances in science and technology. With news and commentary about current events and in-depth features by experts, including more than 200 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, Scientific American is the essential guide to the modern world. Support Science Journalism. Become a Subscriber. Scientific American Customer Service: Email:


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Good magazine, annoying app

My main complaint is that it keeps forgetting that I have a subscription.
By Semi-happy camper


Continues to say my subscription is expired until I delete the app and restore purchases. This occurs every single month. Restoring in the app does not work unless I delete it first. Extremely frustrating.
By J163833627

The app is very hard to use.

This is one of the most confusing apps to use. It routinely locks you out, and then you end up in a loop when you try to log back in to your account. Also, I tried to add a subscription, and when I reached the checkout page there were no active options on the screen to actually complete the checkout. I’m no computer genius, but there is nothing intuitive at all about managing this app. I will end up adding a Kindle subscription to Astronomy Magazine as I apparently can not add “Space and Physics” to my current subscription. Very disappointing.
By Astronomy Gregg

Not app friendly not enuff black writers

S awe
By Preacherman2000

Keeps logging me out

I use the app on my iPhone and iPad and with almost every new monthly issue (SciAm & SciAm Mind digital editions) it keeps logging me out despite a subscription and it often takes multiple attempts to log back in and download. This has been a persistent problem from the earliest days. Don’t have this with other online magazines that I subscribe to. Other than that, love the contents and the functionality of the app.
By Nilesh Chanchani

Scientific news at the right format!

Every month waiting the best scientific news content. Excellent!
By Marcelo Giufrida

Excellent content, inferior access

Most display and control pages have no search. You can’t find all articles that have “hurricane” in them. Embedded images have no zoom to screen. Anchors, place markers are non existent within articles. All content is restricted to “eyes only” No way to make notations, follow references, or highlight. Other than that, the content is fabulous. You have excellent editors and contributors. It’s time to hire some programmers
By jahbini

who took the since out of Scientific Magazine

Been reading SA since around 1975. It was this magazine that inspired me to create and learn. Now, the publication is almost exclusively about global warming and how horrible western civilization is. This is constant and a large portion of EVERY issue If I wanted confirmation bias on left wing politics, I would subscribe to Time magazine. Other tha pure science, the only way to solve global warming is through population reduction. This is a difficult task as all humans have rights. Pointing fingers a people like a bunch of snowflakes and support presidential candidates is not what the publication used to be about. No one is going to inspired to be an engineer or scientist reading SA. Unless you think that taking an environmental studies class makes you a scientist. Ahhh, the end of an era. My subscription will not be renewed.
By mbarnick


Right good read, this.
By Gbrake7

Great content, terrible app

I love Scientific American, but this app really misses the mark. It is buggy, clunky, hard to navigate, and just plain ugly. SA, please hire UX consultants or something. This is embarrassing.
By Erreurjean


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