Top 10 Best Science Magazines in the World

A science magazine is like a holy book for science enthusiasts. These magazines encompass discoveries, technological innovations, the latest news in the field of science and technology. Science magazines and science journals are not the same. Science journals are authored by technical experts and are specifically published for the scientific community alone whereas, science magazines are published in such a way that anyone could read and understand the facts and contents.

Here is a list of 10 best science magazines in the world

10. iD (Ideas and Discoveries)

The ideas and Discoveries magazine is the best choice if you are passionate about reading general articles and science news.

This magazine has a rich combination of almost every field of study ranging from psychology to history and also recent discoveries and innovations. One of the most attractive features of this magazine is its exceptional graphics. The magazine also includes articles on astronomy and the recent developments in this field.

Compared to the other magazines on this list, the iD (Ideas and discoveries) magazine is the youngest as it was founded and published in the year 2010. The magazine is published in bi-monthly basis.

Frequency – Bi-Monthly

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9. Skeptic

The magazine Skeptic is one of the best science magazines available on the newsstand now. This science magazine is published by “The Skeptic society” which is a non-profit organization that devotes its time and resources to promote scientific skepticism.

This magazine contains articles based on science and can be used for educational and advocacy purposes. The Skeptic is one of the prevalent science magazines with a circulation of 50,000 copies worldwide. One of the notable features of the magazine is that it has a section that has been named “Forum” that includes letters from the readers and also has detailed comments and replies from the experts.

This magazine is published on a quarterly basis and most of the articles are based on scientific inventions and concentrates on spreading skepticism among the readers.

Frequency – Quarterly

To subscribe visit https://www.skeptic.com/

8. BBC Focus

The BBC Focus magazine is one of the best science magazines on the newsstand in the world now.

This award-winning magazine is well-known as “the science magazine for the inquisitive minds”. The articles published in this magazine are basically based on recent innovations in science, all aspects of modern technology, space exploration, and gadgetry.

One of the notable feature of this magazine if that it has articles based on the tech world, reviews from the scientific community and also comes with a question and answer section where the readers question along with the answers from the expert panel is posted.

This magazine was founded and published in the year 1992 and has a circulation of 58,368 copies worldwide. The magazine is published on a monthly basis.

Frequency – Monthly

To subscribe visit http://www.sciencefocus.com/

7. New Scientist

The magazine New Scientist is one of the most respected and best science magazines on the newsstand worldwide.

This magazine has articles that concentrate on current developments in the field of science and also publishes news and reviews on technological innovations. The magazine also has random and speculative articles on topics ranging from technical to philosophical fields. Even though the magazine articles are not peer-reviewed it still contains a lot of information on various topics.

Like all the other magazines, this magazine also has a question and answer section. This magazine was founded and published in the year 1956 and the company started to run a website in 1996 that provides the readers an option to subscribe the e-magazine and also involve in debates and discussions. The magazine is estimated to have 124,623 copies in circulation.

Frequency – Weekly

To subscribe visit https://www.newscientist.com/

6. Psychology Today

Psychology Todays is one of the most commanding, informative, exceptional science magazines available on the newsstand these days.

As the name suggests, this magazine publishes articles based on the field of psychology. Most of the articles concentrate on the science of humans as well as animal psychology. The readers can gain a large amount of knowledge on the facts of nature.

One of the notable features of this magazine is that it publishes articles on sexuality, parenting, and therapy etc. This magazine also has a website that features health professional’s directories and blogs written by many reputed psychiatrists, social workers, doctors, and also science journalists.

The magazine was founded and published in 1967 and has almost 250000 copies in circulation as estimated in the year 2013.

Frequency –Bi-Monthly

To subscribe visit https://www.psychologytoday.com/

5. Scientific American

The Scientific American science magazine is one of the most respected and oldest science magazines still in circulation today. This magazine is one of the best science magazines still available on the newsstand worldwide.

This magazine publishes articles on latest scientific discoveries and technological innovations. One of the notable features of this magazine is that the whole magazine has a lucid language appropriate for common readers and science enthusiasts. The magazine was founded 172 years ago in 1845 and currently has 462,875 copies in circulation.

Frequency – Monthly

To subscribe visit https://www.scientificamerican.com/

4. Discover

Discover is one of the best science magazine available on the newsstand worldwide today.

This magazine was first published in the year 1980 and is well-known for publishing articles valuable to youngsters and science enthusiasts. Most of the article published is based on math, health, technology, physics, and medicine. One of the notable features of this magazine is the range of articles topics it concentrates on.

Frequency –10 per year

To subscribe visit http://discovermagazine.com/

3. Popular Science

The “Popular Science” magazine is one of the oldest and best science magazines available on the newsstand today. This magazine was founded and published its first magazine in the year 1872.

This magazine is well-known as PopSci and is considered as one of the best tech magazines. The magazine basically concentrates on articles based on technology and innovations; it also publishes reviews on various gadgets and technologies for educated layman.

One of the notable features of this magazine is that it is translated into numerous languages and is available worldwide.

Frequency – Bi-Monthly

To subscribe visit https://www.popsci.com/

2. Smithsonian

The “Smithsonian” magazine is one of the best science magazines available on the newsstand today.

This magazine is published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the magazine covers a numerous range of topics that include science, art, and culture, technological innovations etc. The magazine also publishes articles on discoveries in the medical field and other varied subjects.

The Smithsonian was first published in 1970 and has 1,840,077 copies in circulation as estimated in 2016.

Frequency –Monthly

To subscribe visit https://www.smithsonianmag.com/

1. National Geographic

National Geographic

The “National Geographic” magazine is one of the best and oldest science magazines in circulation today. The first issue of this magazine was done National Geographic Society in 1888.

This magazine is well-known around the world for its exceptional lucid language and photographs. The magazine articles are based on science, history, geography, and world culture. The National Geographic is a must-read magazine if you wish to stay updated on information regarding anything in the world.

Frequency –Monthly

To subscribe visit https://www.nationalgeographic.com/subscribe/magazines/

All the above-mentioned magazines were rated on the basis of number of the copies in circulation alone.


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