Are Scientific American articles peer reviewed?

Are Scientific American articles peer reviewed?

Scientific American is not a peer-reviewed journal because it is a consumer publication. It is editorially independent of any other publication, yet it is part of the Nature Publishing Group, which is part of the Macmillan business. This means that content approval for Scientific American comes from its editors and not from academic peers.

However, all submissions are read by at least two scientists before they are accepted for publication. These reviewers may be current or former employees of Scientific American or other journals within the Nature group, but most are independent scholars in related fields.

Once articles are published, they are subject to ongoing review processes. Authors can opt to have their work edited by others (usually after an initial round of edits from previous publications), and some articles receive significant revision after publication. However controversial or speculative an article might seem upon first reading, it will usually be followed by other research reports or studies that either confirm or refute its findings. The process of seeking out such follow-up work is called "literature reviewing", and it is a major activity in modern science. Reviewers use this information to update their manuscripts; if they feel that an error has been made in reporting or interpreting data, for example, they will issue a correction.

Who is behind Scientific American?

Springer Nature publishes Scientific American. Springer Nature is a research publisher that also houses well-known brands such as Springer, Nature Research, BMC, and Palgrave Macmillan. The company was founded in 1969 by Karl Alberfeld and Peter Miers. It has its headquarters in Champerty Court Westlands Park, Oxford OX4 2PE, UK.

Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group. Nature Publishing Group is an international, multidisciplinary media company that operates among other things, journals such as Nature and Science, magazines including New Scientist and Wired, and websites including and Its main office is in London, England.

The current editor-in-chief is Carl Zimmer. He was appointed to this position on January 14, 2012. Before taking over the role, he was a science writer for The New York Times. His previous job was as director of science journalism at Nature magazine from 2006 to 2012.

Other past editors include John Brockman (1996-2006), Laura Geesey (1987-1995), and James Glanz (1973-1986).

Scientific American is an influential journal that covers topics related to science, technology, and business with a focus on explaining complex issues in an easy-to-understand manner.

Is National Geographic considered a scientific journal?

No, it's a well-known publication. National Geographic articles are authored by journalists (including scientific communicators and photographers) and curated by an editorial staff. A scientific publication publishes papers authored by research experts regarding their latest scientific discoveries.

National Geographic has a general interest magazine format that covers many topics including science, history, people, and culture from around the world. Although it is based in Washington, D.C., its readership is worldwide. It is published weekly on Tuesday nights and has eight issues per year. Its print version is sold at newsstands and supermarkets across the United States and around the world.

It was founded in 1891 as the first international encyclopaedia of natural history. In addition to articles written by scientists, there are also stories written by non-scientists who report on various subjects ranging from archaeology to geography. Authors can submit their work either directly or through an agent. Agents may include other writers who have been hired by the publisher to help sell manuscripts or promote authors' works. There is no fee for submitting a manuscript or photo. Photos are only accepted online.

Articles are peer reviewed before they are published. This means that other scholars review them to make sure that they are accurate and useful before they are printed in the magazine or made available online. Only articles that meet with editor approval will be published.

Is Scientific American still published?

It is the oldest continually published magazine in the United States, having been founded in 1845, and currently reaches more than 10 million people worldwide each month through its website, print and digital editions, newsletters, and app.

The magazine's first issue was titled "Scientific American," and it was written by George Glidden. It included articles on natural history, science, and technology. The magazine went through several name changes before becoming what it is today: Science Illustrated. Science Illustrated was a successful magazine for several years after its launch in 1919. However, it failed to make an impact on the market and was eventually merged with Scientific American in 1940. The new magazine was called Scientific American after the previous title had been used up.

During World War II, Scientific American helped meet the needs of the military and civilian scientists who were working on projects related to the war. After the war ended, the company that owned the magazine - the Chilton Company - decided not to renew their contract, which expired in 1951.

Since then, Scientific American has been published monthly by Springer Nature. The magazine has won many awards from both national and international organizations for its design, writing, and photography. It is considered one of the most prestigious scientific magazines in the world.

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