American Scientist Magazine Launches New Digital Edition

December 23, 2021

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital platform for its award-winning magazine, American Scientist. Subscribers of the digital edition of the bi-monthly magazine will experience the new platform beginning with the January–February 2022 issue.

American Scientist is currently published in both print and digital formats, as well as individual articles featured on The new digital platform will provide readers a hassle-free, optimized experience across all devices – desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile phone – regardless of screen size. Readers will have options that include a traditional “drag & turn” digital flipbook display on tablets and larger screens, or an automatically optimized mobile presentation for smaller screens, all with no need to download a separate app.


New features:

  • New issue notifications for subscribers with immediate one-click access.

  • Ability to read on up to five unique devices per issue

  • Optimized experiences that automatically adjust to the size of your screen

  • Access to the American Scientist library of back issues

  • Read-aloud feature that allows you to listen to articles

  • No app to download; no login or password required

Sigma Xi has published American Scientist since 1913. Six issues per year showcase articles written by the world’s leading researchers, who share descriptions of their work and their perspectives on today’s leading issues in science, technology, engineering, and math. With a combination of clear writing and editing, beautiful photography, and innovative graphics, American Scientist contributes toward Sigma Xi's mission to "promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.”

To start a new subscription, interested readers can visit and select digital, print, or both. Current digital subscribers will receive new issue notifications with links to the new platform. Please go to for detailed information.

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety