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: 3
From 1,005 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.



  • Needs attention

    By LgWhy77777
    I have to log out and log back in for every new issue. Waste of my time!
  • I enjoy but!

    By Edward682
    I truly enjoy the scientific articles in SA and have gift subscriptions for our son and a grandson. Having said that I am upset every time I read the liberal political driven articles. My son and I just agree that we skip them. If you must do so than at least be fair and present opposing conservative points of view. After all is not that what the Scientific process is all about?
  • 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! Update: Looks like above issue was fixed. Also, the app stays at the exact page where I left it when I come back to the app after closing it (used to take me to the home page). 5 stars! Thanks
  • Terrible

    By *#*#!!
    The SA app will not allow me to read the April issue at all. I have had several issues in the past and I have complained but to no avail. I do have the latest IOS version on my IPad.
  • Stop deleting my issues

    By Rescued Human
    How many times do I have to tell you to NEVER delete an issue. It is totally inappropriate to remove something from my device without even asking me. Stop. Stop. Stop.
  • Better

    By S in Austin
    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.
  • A marginal app

    By GribbleFlotz
    The app lets me download and read each issue of Scientific American, which is its core purpose. 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? Or even better, automatically download it.
  • 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.
  • 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.