The Scientific American Tablet Edition includes all the editorial content from the print edition plus interactive features and video.

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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.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

- Optimization for iPhoneX users to improve the usability
- New edition labels on the buttons within the storefront
- New filter bar to highlight filters found in your feed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
176 Ratings
176 Ratings
boo&woo ,

Corrupts credentials

The magazine and its content is excellent. However, the app is frustrating. It regularly tells me that I am not authorised to view content or there is a charge. I log into the site via web browser and am able access the same material with my subscription. Logging out of app and back in again fixes the problem. App doesn’t remember where I have got to in reading an article and resets me to the top or front page. Far from the digital experience I’d expect. Tempting to revert to old school paper editions delivered by snail mail. 4 out of 10 - Could do better. See me after class!

Billy Benjo ,

Excellent magazine

Excellent magazine. Easy to read and very interesting articles.
Best science magazine in the world.

1st contact ,

Poor app

It looses my log-in details repeatedly.

Hard to navigate publication and app.


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Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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