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: 4.7
From 4,921 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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Great app but

Great app, but only subscribe via this app if you want to see your issues on line. If you subscribe by mail, their geeks don’t make it easy to join your paper edition with the app.
By Andy-Serrano

Wonderful to see truth!

App has improved. Finally remembers me. Still has some problems keeping track of my multiple devices (2 iPhones, three iPads, one MacBook) but works great if I restrict to one device. Broad breadth of topics. Reliable. Great graphics. Prefer to read the physical magazine but I’ve usually read everything on the App before paper arrives.
By Dr Pe

This app is difficult to manage

It is very difficult to manage or synch up ones subscriptions with this app. Throughout the year I am inundated with offers for new subscriptions from Scientific American, The main magazine, Physics, Mind, combination bundles, etc... Managing the that is a nightmare. If I want to add I need to go to the website and it is not reflected in the app. If I had an earlier subscription to one mag it does not reflect in the app and I cant get to it without a laborious process of linking accounts. Is there anyone I can talk too?? Forget get it! Send off an email and get a response next day... the start over again. When I am able to get things working within two months something breaks and the app refuses to download,, again!! The app looks good and when it works it is great.. but the only thing it is really good at is trying to charge me full price for each issue of a magazine. You are more trouble than you are worth. I am letting my subscriptions lapse. If I can see your magazine through some bundling service like Apple, that will be the way it goes... At least their service doesn’t break every two months and is designed to be easy to manage!! PS. I cant even post this without giving the app a stupid nickname!!!
By Really Done With It


Your App is infuriating. It refuses to accept my sign-in in my iPad until I have made a general sign-in on my laptop computer. Additionally, every few weeks, the downloaded copies in your App on my iPad “evaporate” and I have to go through the whole download process again. INFURIATING! Why don’t you try using the Economist magazine’s App for a few months? I have used it for years without one single problem. Maybe you could learn something from them about how to construct a user-friendly App.
By JohnEscaM

Partisan Science is not Science

They were always left leaning and the same is true of National Geographic magazine......but when they come out and say they can not support a candidate for stances they know are their own agenda is not acceptable.... statistics could prove election disparities....if you believe their environmental science then you should know that the election results are similar to global unusual and unexplainable Biden vote spike caused by global warming no doubt.....
By Alia j

Amazing content, room for improvement in app

Amazing content! I come from a science background and I’m so happy to be able to keep up with the most interesting scientific advancements. As for the app, i think there is room for improvement; -Downloading is slow -would be great to have color option while reading (eg : white on black etc) -no zooming in -I’m having a hard time pulling out the chapters menu in the middle of an article, i have to scroll all the way to the top (maybe this is just me) But i’m sure their team will slowly improve the app! Great content, thanks :)
By Goxxu

Frequently locked out

The app is excellent for reading the magazine but locks me out almost every month. I have to contact SA to get access turned back on.
By Reader Jerry

Great Magazine

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 like 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. Lately the magazine has been publishing article of little scientific value, these articles should published in a magazine which published less scientific article.
By Proto Loco

App full of bugs and inconsistencies

App misbehaved. It
By Menenenemen

App refuses to remember my subscription

Does not have a way to log in with ID and password. The website does let me view current issue with that info.
By Tipsey2


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