Read Chemistry World, the world’s leading magazine in the chemical sciences, directly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Chemistry World brings you the latest news and research from the chemical sciences along with insightful analysis, comprehensive business reports, incisive opinion pieces, in-depth feature articles, careers advice and reviews of the latest books and software.
Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chemistry World app includes the monthly magazine as well as special editions and supplements and is free to all Royal Society of Chemistry members. Find out how to join the Royal Society of Chemistry at Other ways to access Chemistry World are given below.

Main features
– Read the latest magazine as soon as it’s published, in a format that flows to fit your screen
– Download issues for offline reading
– Enjoy embedded video and interactive content (internet connection may be required)

You can purchase an auto-renewable subscription directly from iTunes. The subscription will include the current issue and all past content if you do not already own it as well as every new issue.

A single issue for £4.99 (from July 2017)
A rolling 6-monthly subscription for £25.99 every 6 months.
An annual subscription for £49.99

Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. This subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal will match the initial subscription price. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 3.1

- Improved downloading and help pages
- Bug fixes
- New connection bar feature
- Configurable background downloads - get the latest issue as soon as it's published

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

twptwptwp ,

Nothing over the print version

Unfortunately it's just an electronic replica of the print version which is a shame because it could be so much more and take advantage of all the things digital can offer.

Biggest problem: all the text is pixelated and rather unpleasant to read.

ZXSci ,


A well-implemented app but the poor quality of the text makes reading difficult, so I will still rely on my hard copy. Also, loading is very slow. I would prefer sharper text even at some loss of picture quality (which is excellent).

LizaJ60 ,

Excellent App

Had low expectations. Totally confounded superb App and better than New Scientist. Only suggestion would be a wider range of font sizes.


Royal Society of Chemistry
21 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
© 2017 RSC
In-App Purchases
  1. Chemistry World Subscription £25.99
  2. Chemistry World Subscription £49.99
  3. Chemistry World February 2016 £7.99


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