Scientific American


Scientific American is the award-winning authoritative source for the science discoveries and technology innovations that matter.

With ahead-of-the-curve reporting, Scientific American continues to cover groundbreaking events in science and technology. First published in 1845, Scientific American is the leading source and authority for science, technology information and policy for a general audience. More than 150 Nobel laureates have written for Scientific American, most of whom wrote about their prize-winning works years before being recognized by the Nobel Committee.

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Scientific American continues to cover groundbreaking events in science and technology. An article prophetically entitled "Computers in Business" was published in 1954. From the successful launch of Telstar to a single-topic issue that identified "Key Technologies for the 21st Century," the magazine has alerted its audience to the expanding possibilities of communications. 

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Pooling our expertise from across Scientific American and Nature our in-house editors curate thematic overviews and stories from across modern science. In-depth anthologies containing our most relevant coverage of a single topic, provide a 360-degree view for consumers, educators, researchers, policy makers and students. Compilations continue to influence policy-making and education worldwide.

Impactful and relevant

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Content highlights on Scientific American include "How Diversity Works" by Katherine W. Phillips on how being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working. Explore "Novel Math" by Mark Fischetti to find out how great literature is surprisingly arithmetic and read how society is impacted when scientists are discouraged from speaking out in "Go Public or Perish a Science".

Additional publications

Thematical content on promotes empirical and objective inquiry, as well as rationality and reason, through authoritative and engaging coverage of the most important and on-trend topics in science.

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  • Scientific American Mind focuses on the science of what makes humans “human”
  • Scientific American Space & Physics covers topics from quantum to cosmic with a roundup of the most important stories about the universe
  • Scientific American Health & Medicine explores the cutting-edge science from human health and epidemiology to biotechnology and medicine
  • Scientific American eBooks offer a deeper dive into users’ favourite subjects and are accessible in ePub and Mobi format

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Scientific American Plus

New launch for 2020. A curated thematic overview of key research and stories from across modern science, expanding institutional access to all available resources from Scientific American.

Scientific American Plus includes access to:

  • Scientific American and Scientific American Mind 
  • Scientific American eBooks published from 2012 
  • Scientific American Space & Physics and Health & Medicine