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 3,052 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.



  • Confusing. Hard to use. Easy to make a mistake and get carved for issue you paid for already

    By not ok 123
    Confusing. Hard to use. easy to make a mistake and get charged for it an issue you’ve already paid for.
  • Great content, frustrating app

    By jdawgnickname
    I always enjoy the content of SA, and I liked the features of being able to download issues for offline use. I had about 60 hours of flying ahead so I said, hey why not subscribe and download some backlogs. So I downloaded 8 or so issues, ready to kill some time. I get on the plane and get on the app and my issues are gone.. I’m told they were automatically deleted to save space. I check my storage, had 9 or so GB of space left. Feel like a chump that wasted his money big time.
  • Secure login needs improvement

    By Mark8591
    Too often when launching the app you are forced to log in. This should not be so difficult. If a banking app allows for seamless touch ID, a magazine app should be just as easy.
  • Idiots

    By ajsjjjfjfjjffjfkkdk
    These fucwits could not work their way out of a paper bag. I will never buy this magazine in any format again... ever
  • User interface needs little basic attention

    By DrGeorgeB
    I would like to be able to dynamically increase/decrease font size. Also, be able to change font style to non-serif. Sometimes the typeset is hard to read. Adjust the lightness/darkness of the background and tone to adjust contrast, especially with a mind to the environment I’m reading in. All for now. Nice little app.
  • No. Zoom. Feature

    By m. armenta
    This. App is not any good. As there is no zoom. Feature Last year you could download your copy to acrobat And any column could be expanded. We need to go back to the old way.
  • Problem buying subscription

    By Eclectic Listener
    If I’ve done everything I know to make an app purchase, including up dating my payment method and all my other app purchases open, then I just wasted 20 minutes of my life trying to subscribe to a ‘scientific’ magazine. Fix it!
  • App is quirky

    By profmiket
    Below is a review I wrote about 2 years ago. I still have problems with the app not retaining my subscription information. -— Seems like both the website and the iPad app have had problems for a couple of years that have not been addressed. I got an e-mail verifying my renewal today that contained a link to my subscription. Using that link, I got a page that said, "We have moved," and gave another link to get to the magazine. Since SciAm just sent me that link, why haven't they updated it to take me to the address that they've move to? Additionally, on the iPad app, I have to re-registered my subscription if I have accessed it for a few weeks. After I do that, I have access to the digital issues, but I don't understand why I have to keep re-registering. This annoying problem has been true for previous versions of the iPad app. Despite these problems, I think the SciAm content is great and it has kept me as a long-term subscriber.
  • Scientific American

    By Rich von B
    Searching for articles in back issues isn’t possible
  • Great just like the magazine

    By Billy Ray
    Nuff said.