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 3,496 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.



  • 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.
  • This app blows

    By Jhub91
    The magazine is full of good content, and that’s what you get with a mag subscription. It’s also what you get with the app- the magazines you’ve already gotten in the mail. What you don’t get in the app is all the other published material on the Scientific American website. For that- you have to go to the website on your phone, and sign in. So, if you have to go to the website and sign in anyway, isn’t it redundant to even have the app? The answer is yes. Isn’t it also redundant to have an app that ONLY shows you what’s in the magazines you’ve already received? The answer is, once again, yes. A good app should negate the need for users to go to a different app- their browser- and log in to your website. And just think of all that valuable user data you’re leaving on the table by making them go to Chrome instead of your app! Abominable. Back to the drawing board dudes. Or if you outsourced, time to get a new development agency.
  • Good enough if you can get it to recognize you as a subscriber

    By Ocean Renter
    I LOVE SciAm, so I’m stoked I can read on iPad. One minor issue is every time I open the app it doesn't recognize that I am a digital subscriber and asks me to pay for the issue. Workaround is to sign out and then in again.
  • App is terrible

    By catsueaig
    The app itself is terrible. You’re better off reading the content from a better app like the ones from apple or google.
  • Scam alert

    By Chris2468642
    I was offered four years of digital content if I subscribed. Once I did I was told no such offer exists. I even sent them a copy of the offer I responded to and they have yet to rectify the situation.
  • 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.