The consumer magazine business, and journalism in general, have experienced severe economic headwinds for some time. To better place Scientific American in a position to succeed in this market, Springer Nature has made some structural changes to the organization.
Scientific American MIND will cease to be a standalone publication with the May/June issue but the MIND brand will continue to live on in special issues and on the Scientific American website. Scientific American en Espanol, which was launched in 2014 to a worldwide Spanish-speaking audience, will cease operations. Spanish speaking readers can still turn to Scientific American’s Spanish language foreign edition, Investigacion y Ciencia.
With its web site now averaging more than 7 million unique visitors a month, Scientific American is additionally shifting emphasis in its editorial, digital product and consumer marketing teams to better take advantage of growth opportunities in the business.
Springer Nature continues to be fully committed to Scientific American, one of our trusted flagship brands that champions critical issues in science and brings these to a wider audience.
-Dean Sanderson, President, Scientific American
About Scientific American
Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science and technology in the general media. Together with scientificamerican.com and 14 local language editions around the world it reaches more than nine million readers. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany. Scientific American is published by Springer Nature, 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. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.
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