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  • Oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S.
  • Led by Editor-in-Chief Mariette DiChristina; appointed in 2009
  • Eight Editors in Chiefs and four owners in its 165-year history
  • U.S. edition is headquartered in New York City
  • The leading source and authority for science, technology information and policy for a general audience
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  • 14 local language editions worldwide, including the U.S. edition of Scientific American, read in more than 30 countries, with a worldwide audience of more than 5 million people
  • A third of Scientific American readers hold postgraduate degrees
  • 148 Nobel Prize Scientists have contributed 240 articles to Scientific American
  • Part of Macmillan Publishers, owned by Holtzbrinck Group of companies; acquired by Holtzbrinck in 1986
  • Scientific American founded the first branch of the U.S. patent agency in 1850; more than 100,000 patented inventions by 1900
  • Three Scientific American features in the Federal Record
  • Scientific American won the 2011 National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

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