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 879 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.



  • Great content but not the app

    By ZakZQ
    Love the content in general. However the app is problematic: recurrent problem over several iOS and different iPhones, I have to delete the app every month for my account to recognize my subscription. “Restore subscription” never works. Otherwise love the content and will keep the subscription despite the monthly hassle! Thanks
  • Can’t connect to my subscription.

    By Rhytmblues
    You would think a scientific oriented app would have a simple way to connect to a paid subscription but I don’t see it.
  • SA App

    By SOU812
    Excellent app. Updating my review to point out a major bug with this app. As others have stated, there is a serious problem with having to log back in after not using the Scientific American app for a while. The app is also supposed to support Family Sharing, but in my experience it does not. Scientific American is an excellent publication, I only wish their app was equal to the standards of the magazine. Taking away one star for that.
  • The Worst! Still the Worst!

    By S in Austin
    Even Newer Review Restore does not work. They should change the name to “Incompetent American” New review: They supposedly made it better. Not really. It worked for a few months and then lost my subscription. It still won’t hold the password and won’t restore. Some of the issues I can read and others want me to subscribe. The way you view the content when it does work is strange and irritating. They will not respond to requests for help. They have my $99 and I have an app that does not work. I do at least get the paper version. Old review: Irritating and unusable. If it was free it would be a waste of time. Get the paper version. Hard to believe how bad it is.
  • Very poor standing for Scientific American

    By KVP62
    What I had considered to be a premier example of science cannot seem to build a simple app that works. No wonder the American population is wondering the legitimacy of science. Very poor demonstration. Step it up folks if you want any respect.
  • Doesn't recognize subscribers

    By DMontrose
    Like almost everyone else, the would be great if it would recognize in a subscriber and not insisting I pay when I have an active subscription.
  • A marginal app

    By GribbleFlotz
    The app lets me download and read each issue of Scientific American, which is its core purpose so I can’t give it one star. But each month when a new issue comes out it tells me that I need to buy it before I can download it. Then after I log out and then log back into the very same account it’s willing to let me download the next issue in my subscription. Why can’t it just let me get the issue without the extra work?
  • Don't get troubles others fret about

    Works just fine for me.
  • These guys don’t have their act together

    By loupilot
    It isn’t just the app that constantly looses you digital subscription info. The website seems to also loose mine and the design of the site is so bad it doesn’t accommodate for this known issue and make it easy to put it back in. Unfortunately, I’m looking for a refund.
  • Downloaded issues disappear

    By ipad_app_user
    After updating the app, I can’t keep the downloaded issues on iPad. They disappear in a day and I need to re-download them everyday to read them. I contacted SA tech help, but they were no help; they blamed iPad, not their app. Who designed the app???