The Scientist is a professional magazine intended for life scientists. Coverage includes articles on recently published research papers, current research, techniques, important career news, profiles of established and up and coming scientists, publishing, research integrity and best practices, as well as other columns and reports of interest to its readers.
Its aim is to provide print and online coverage of the latest developments in life sciences research, technology, careers, and business. Subject matter covered by the magazine includes: groundbreaking research, industry innovations, careers, financial topics, economics of science, scientific ethics, profiles of scientists, lab tools, scientific publishing, techniques, product spotlight, and guides
In 2009, the magazine had layoffs., and its owner, Science Navigation Group, merged The Scientist with a website, Faculty of 1000, for peer review and evaluation of articles in biology and medical journals. The Scientist moved from Philadelphia to New York in 2010.
In October 2011, its closure was announced but then the LabX Media Group announced its intent to purchase and continue publishing it. The Group officially acquired the magazine at the end of October 2011.
The magazine is published monthly and is available in print and digital formats.
Top 10 Innovations SurveyEdit
Since 2008, The Scientist has conferred awards for the top innovations in science technology: Nominations are submitted; entries are reviewed by a panel of judges; and the winners are announced annually in the December edition of the magazine.
The Scientist onlineEdit
The Scientist offers a website that complements the print version by offering live science news and multimedia features, attracting roughly 1.2 million unique page views each month, according to Google Analytics.
In 2011, The Scientist launched a Facebook page to deliver its content in the social media realm. The page now has more than 2 million page likes.
Since then, The Scientist has launched special interest Facebook pages to share the latest research developments in different life science topics In December 2018, it was announced that some pages would be renamed and refocused for a more cohesive community.
The Scientist has won many awards, including:
2018 ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Top Ten Award, Magazine of the Year
2016 ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Bronze - Web News Section & another in Infographics
2011 Gold and Silver 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine, Full Issue
2011 Bronze 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Single Science Article
2011 Silver 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business News Coverage
2011 ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Magazine of the Year
Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Website in the years 2009, 2010
ASBPE Awards of Excellence Magazine of the year, circulation less than 80,000 in the years 2008, 2009
Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Single Science Article in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
2007 Nomination as one of the Top 10 Business-to-Business Magazines
2007 Gold for Best Publication Redesign
2007 Silver for Best Individual/Company Profile for Ishani Ganguli's "A Complementary Pathway"
Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
^Eugene Garfield delivered an essay about the foundation of The Scientist in one of his "Essays of an Information Scientist", see http://www.garfield.library.upenn.edu/essays/v9p249y1986.pdf