Scientific American

Scientific American

By Nature Publishing Group

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 15.72 MB
  • Developer: Nature Publishing Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 866 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: [email protected] 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.



  • Thank god for the update. Works great.

    By Doctor Rob 001
    My original review is below. I take it all back. The updated version is perfect. It's flexible and does everything you could want. Didn't just go to the next level... it went far beyond. Not sure there is anything else you could add except to get my slippers. Thanks for listening. I've been a subscriber poor years and this app is a game changer. Please find someone who knows more than just the basics in writing a program. Can't expand text with finger spread. I'll be in the middle of an article and next time I open my I pad I'm at the home screen. I have to waste time searching for the correct issue, the correct article and the correct spot. That is very, very frustrating. Download won't continue in the background. I'd rather use the print version.
  • You only rent issues, not own them

    By neurodoc70
    When my subscription expired I could no longer access any of the issues from that subscription period. When I contacted customer support I was assured that this was the way things worked. When your subscription expires you no longer have access. In other words, a subscription only allows you to temporarily rent issues.
  • Shameful, a black eye for SA

    By N333EX
    I get my magazine in the mail and the apps demands payment to view it on my iPad.
  • App is a hassle

    Though I have been a subscriber for decades, this app somehow forgets my subscription every month. Intensely frustrating.
  • SA apparently needs to get rid of some subscribers

    By Rich49
    I won't rehash what review after review has said. Something is wrong in the way the app logs people in and keeps track of subscriptions. I read all of my publications on an iPad and with SA I spend most of my time trying to access the magazine rather than reading it. This has been an ongoing problem for a couple of years in various forms. I have subscribed since 1965 and I love the articles but I don't have the time to deal with the app - so I'm done at the end of my current subscription.
  • Paid for subscription but still can't read articles

    By abqmirox
    Paid for subscription but still can't read articles
  • How many subscriptions do you need

    By ASN13
    Review of reviews reveals that most of the time the app does not recognize your subscription and tries to charge for issues. Even when you "successfully" restore subscription ( where did it go to néed to be "restored" ) it tries to charge anew. Thank goodness I kept print issue active as well as these do show up. The log in conundrum just completely destroys the joy of reading SA. by making it impossible to do so without wasting hours fighting to get what you paid for. S.A. Clearly not versed in computer science
  • Does as advertised

    By Man, Myth, Legend
    Gets me my monthly dose of new science without paper.
  • Loses My Account

    By RetiredSE
    With a new login I see my subscription. After exiting the program and returning some time later, I am still logged in but the app claims that I am not authorized to see my subscription information. New issues are listed as "buy." If I logout and back in, new issues are marked with a "download" tag. This is stupid. I will be deleting this app from my device.
  • Scientific American

    By Bronxtech
    Great content but NOT friendly to aging population. I've made several contacts requesting larger fonts (for "info boxes" especially) and to NOT use dark fonts on dark backgrounds. Never had the courtesy of a reply. Complaining because now that, as a retired scientist, I have time to read SA, can't always enjoy full content.