American Scientist is an illustrated bimonthly magazine about science and technology. Each issue is filled with feature articles written by prominent scientists and engineers, reviewing important work in fields that range from molecular biology to computer engineering. The articles are carefully edited and accompanied by illustrations that are developed to enhance the reader's understanding and enjoyment. The magazine is published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, and the issues for this app are available to members of Sigma Xi, subscribers to American Scientist, and purchasers of single issues.

Members and subscribers must ensure their account with our digital partner and app provider, Advanced Publishing, is set up prior to using the app. To do so, please visit or to access the digital edition directly via a web browser. For even more information about our digital edition, please visit:

What’s New

Version 10.2.3

Fixed an issue where the app would terminate when trying to view an issue.

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

PAH548 ,

Great content, lousy interface

I had a paper subscription to American Scientist for years. I looked forward to each issue. Then they switched to a digital format and I had to give because the website was just a low resolution pdf, unreadable. Recently I saw that there a mobile app, so I decided to give it a try. Alas, the content is still just images of magazine-sized pages, albeit with better resolution. I have to zoom in by about 500% to read anything on my iPhone. Come on, making text and images readable on a mobile just isn't that hard; even two-bit local news outlets manage it! I'd really like to start reading this one again but at the moment it still isn't ready for prime time.

Earlrond ,


App will not let me login to my account using the ID & password that works just fine on the Sigma Xi website. Many people seem to be reporting this issue, among others. Having the organization’s flagship magazine associated with such a dysfunctional app is an embarrassment and does not reflect well on Sigma Xi. The AAAI uses an app powered by GTxcel for making AI Magazine available online, and it works very well. Perhaps Sigma Xi should consider doing the same. Zinio might also be worth considering.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry you are having difficulty with the American Scientist app. The login for the digital edition of American Scientist is a separate username and password than the one you may use for the Sigma Xi website. Before attempting to login to the app, please ensure you have setup your Digital Edition password and security question. If you have not yet done so, you may access the setup page by clicking the link on the app login screen. If you are experiencing a different issue, please contact us directly at so we may troubleshoot the problem you are experiencing.

Rdj112 ,

Works as advertised

Had no problems

App Privacy

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