Scientific American

Scientific American

By Nature Publishing Group

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 20.74 MB
  • Developer: Nature Publishing Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.69723
From 3,610 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.



  • Magazine great — App created by a high school dropout

    By EntireWasteOfTime
    See title.
  • Love it, except ...

    By JMM137
    The SA is especially informative on my IPad Pro. For the vision impaired it has ways to make reading easier. However there is a VERY buggy login process often requiring elaborate switching between browser and app before new issues can be downloaded. In contrast the login for Science News goes very smoothly.
  • Family share fail

    By Tlgarizona
    Family sharing does not work. Family members see the share for a second and then it is overwritten by single issue prices. I bought this to foster my kids interest in science. I am not getting that benefit and you have documentation saying it should work.
  • Great Magazine- Horrible password system

    By Dandydoc
    I’ve read the magazine for 50 years. I am reasonably technically adept. The sciam password system confounds me every time.It is almost enough to make me give up on the magazine itself.
  • Worse Again and Again

    By S in Austin
    Once again I had to re-authorize which is not a smooth process. When I complained last time I was told they want you to reauthorize every thirty days. These people are really greedy, obnoxious idiots. Review September 2019. Password lost again. Cannnot restore. These guys are true incompetent morons. They are able to charge my credit card but not actually able to deliver what I paid for. They seem to have fixed the disappearing password problem. After a week or two and several tries I eas able to get back in. The interface still seems less smooth than it could be. 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.
  • SA

    By charbelbfakhry
    Scientific American is a great scientific magazine with great articles written by specialists from various fields and you can gain knowledge using their easy to use and friendly app
  • Loses subscription information constantly

    By ral123184
    App is fine for reading, but constantly loses sync with my subscription, often requiring uninstalling and reinstalling the app. After sending this feedback multiple times, I still have never received a response, and the problem is still not fixed. Very frustrating!
  • Format to read the magizine

    By Anshu Bansal
    The format is very agonizing as it is not opening as a single magazine. Rather it’s opening articles by articles.
  • News won’t update

    By the_geod
    News won’t update
  • App does not recognize subscription

    By Abbracia
    The WORST app ever. Inept customer service. I purchased $145 all access and the app (on my ipad and iphone) has never recognized my subscrption despite repeated attempts by Scientific American call center to synch up. Absolutely frustrating. Cancel subscription or just download issues on the website and delete this app.