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Cover of the November 16, 2013 issue
|Editor in Chief||Nancy Shute|
|Former editors||Tom Siegfried, Edwin Emery Slosson, Kendrick Frazier Robert J. Trotter, Joel Greenberg, Julie Ann Miller|
|Company||Society for Science & the Public|
|Based in||Washington, D.C.|
Science News (SN) is an American bi-weekly magazine devoted to short articles about new scientific and technical developments, typically gleaned from recent scientific and technical journals. Science News has been published since 1922 by Society for Science & the Public, a non-profit organization founded by E. W. Scripps in 1920. American chemist Edwin Slosson served as the publication's first editor. From 1922 to 1966, it was called Science News Letter. The title was changed to Science News with the March 12, 1966 issue (vol. 89, no. 11).
Tom Siegfried was the editor from 2007-2012. In 2012, Siegfried stepped down, and Eva Emerson became the Editor in Chief of the magazine. In 2017, Eva Emerson stepped down to become the editor of a new digital magazine, Annual Reviews. On February 1, 2018 Nancy Shute became the Editor in Chief of the magazine.
In April 2008, the magazine changed from a weekly format to the current biweekly format, and the website was also redeployed. The April 12 issue (Vol.173 #15) was the last weekly issue. The first biweekly issue (Vol.173 #16) was dated May 10 and featured a new design. The 4-week break between the last weekly issue and first biweekly issue was explained in the Letter from the Publisher (p. 227) in the April 12 issue.
The articles of the magazine are placed under "News":
The articles featured on the magazine's cover are placed under "Features". The departments that remain constant from issue to issue are: