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Press Release October 28, 2009

Site license access to Scientific American available on

Scientific American, the leading science magazine, is now available on for institutional customers at Site license access on includes access to Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, and special issues. is Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG’s) award-winning website, and platform for its publication and services.

Site license access to Scientific American on provides customers all the functionality and services they would expect from NPG. This includes full-text HTML articles with images, not previously available to institutional customers. Each month, the latest issue(s) in both full-text HTML and PDF formats will be added. Advanced search and saved search functionality, table of contents e-alerts, commenting, and reference linking, are all now available. NPG is encouraging all customers with an existing institutional subscription to Scientific American to activate complimentary access to in parallel.

Customers will enjoy all the benefits of NPG’s support for institutional customers, including one administration account, COUNTER-compliant usage statistics, post-cancellation rights, and remote access authentication.

Site license access to Scientific American provides institutions with unlimited, concurrent access for users. Access to four years of archived content is included during the license period, and back issues are currently being added to By the end of 2009, an archive of 2005-2009 content will be available to purchase as full-text HTML, together with a PDF archive of issues going back to 1993.  In early 2010, PDF content back to 1948 will also be available to be purchased separately. Access back to 1993 will be included at no additional charge for renewing customers or new customers who subscribe by March 31, 2010.

Scientific American became part of Nature Publishing Group (NPG) in 2009, after many years as a sister Holtzbrinck organization. “We are proud to offer our customers Scientific American on, with all of the added functionality and services that provides to users and librarians,” said Steven Inchcoombe, Managing Director, NPG. “This is just one of the ways in which we are investing in and developing Scientific American to increase its reach, impact, and educational value.”

Described by The Chronicle of Higher Education as “probably the [United States’] most venerable source of science news written for a general audience”, Scientific American delivers authoritative and thought-provoking content to more than 3 million readers worldwide. Founded in 1845, Scientific American has over its history published articles by more than 140 Nobel laureate authors including Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, Stanley Prusiner and Richard Axel.

Scientific American site license access will continue to be available from EBSCO until 31 May 2010. EBSCO and NPG are working together to help customers with the transition. A plain text version of Scientific American will remain available on EBSCOHost.

Scientific American is available at for site license access. Online personal subscriptions are available at For more information, trial and quote requests, visit

About Nature Publishing Group (NPG):
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. In addition, for this audience, NPG publishes a range of Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, plus a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. Online, provides over 5 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services, including Nature News and NatureJobs plus access to Nature Network and Nature Education's

Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific and medical communities and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Publishers Limited, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Hong Kong, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Heidelberg, Basingstoke, Melbourne, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul and Washington DC. For more information, please go to

About Scientific American

Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the award-winning authoritative source for the science discoveries and technology
innovations that matter. The longest continuously published magazine in the U.S., it is translated into 14 languages, and reaches a global audience of more than 6 million. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany. Scientific American is at the heart of Springer Nature’s consumer media division, meeting the needs of the general public. Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. For more information, please visit


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