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What 's different between <Science>and<Science American>

  1. Jul 4, 2008 #1
    Hello

    The two magizines are very famous. What's different between them?
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2008 #2

    jtbell

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    There is no magazine named "Science American" as far as I know. I think you mean "Scientific American."

    "Science" is a professional journal which publishes original research papers in a variety of fields: biology, chemistry, astrophysics, physics... It also has news articles on science or topics related to science. It's published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a professional organization of scientists, for its members. The AAAS also holds an big annual conference where scientists present papers.

    "Scientific American" is a popular-level magazine with articles written for the educated layman and professionals who like to read about what's happening in other scientific fields besides their own. It is a commercial (for profit) publication.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2008 #3

    Defennder

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    What's the difference between Scientific American and American Scientist then?
     
  5. Jul 5, 2008 #4

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    Scientific American is more widely-distributed than American Scientist, and has a more varied audience. American Scientist is published by Sigma Xi, the scientific honors society. Neither of them are peer-reviewed journals.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2008 #5

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    And I think "Science" is peer-reviewed, unlike the other two magazines.
     
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