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American Scientist (informally abbreviated AmSci) is an American bimonthly science and technology magazine published since 1913 by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Each issue includes feature articles written by prominent scientists and engineers who review research in fields from molecular biology to computer engineering.

American Scientist
American Scientist cover
Cover of the 2007 September–October issue
Editor In Chief Fenella Saunders
Categories Science
Frequency 6/year
Circulation 99,500[1]
Publisher Sigma Xi
First issue 1913
Country United States
Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Language English
ISSN 0003-0996

Each issue also includes the work of cartoonists, including those of Sidney Harris, Benita Epstein, and Mark Heath. Also included is the Scientists' Nightstand that reviews a vast range of science-related books and novels.

American Scientist Online (ISSN 1545-2786) was launched in May 2003.[2]


  1. ^ "American Scientist Online" (PDF). American Scientist. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ "American Scientist Online". American Scientist. Retrieved 1 May 2016.

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