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How do I subscribe to Science News?

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Digital Resources & Troubleshooting

Where can I find your website terms and policies?

Do I need to be a subscriber to view the full content of all Science News articles?

While many of our articles are freely available on our website, some articles – and all our archived content – are for subscribers only. You can subscribe here.

I’m a subscriber but I don’t have a login for your website. How do I create one?

You can register by entering your e-mail address here.

Can I see Science News articles on social media and related platforms?

Yes you can! Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flipboard and more.

Does Science News have a policy on reader comments on its articles on those platforms?

Yes we do; find those guidelines here.

Why can’t I comment on Science News articles anymore?

Science News discontinued comment sections on its articles in August 2019. For more on that decision, see this article. We do always welcome reader feedback on our articles; write to us at feedback@sciencenews.org.

Do you have an RSS feed?

Yep! Here’s our RSS feed.

I see the term Amazon Services LLC Associates Program on your site. What it that?

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program that lets us earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Does Science News offer a digital edition?

We do! You can purchase a digital only subscription. Print subscribers can opt in to receive the digital edition by contacting our subscriber service department at (800) 552-4412 or by e-mailing us. You’ll receive a notification e-mail every other week with a link to access the latest digital edition.

Does Science News have an app?

Again, we sure do. Subscribers can download the app for free on Apple, Android devices, and the Amazon Kindle Fire.

If you’re a subscriber and having trouble with the app, please e-mail us with your full name, complete mailing address, and the e-mail address associated with your account and we will be happy to assist you.


About Science News

Who publishes Science News?

Science News is published by Society for Science & the Public (formerly Science Service), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization located in Washington, D.C.

How often is Science News published?

Science News Magazine publishes 22 issues per year, including four double issues, in print and digital editions. Our website features daily news, and you can subscribe to receive weekly e-mails with the latest headlines.


Contact the Editors

How do I send a letter to the editor or comment on a recent article?

You can reach our editors via e-mail (feedback@sciencenews.org) or send a letter to:

Editor, Science News
1719 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

How do I submit a book for review?

Please send books to be considered for review by Science News via e-mail at editors@sciencenews.org or to:

Editorial Assistant
Science News
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Washington, D.C. 20036

Please include “Book Review” in the subject line.

Book review policy: We will only consider books if they have been published in the current calendar year, or within two months of when the book is submitted. Please send review copies only of books, no more than six weeks after release. If the book is chosen for review, the book publisher will be sent two copies of the relevant Science News issue by regular mail.