Science Illustrated
January–February 2008 issue
EditorSebastian Relster
CategoriesPopular science
FrequencyFinland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark; in every 3rd week, Iceland; 14 issues per year, Latvia, Greece, Netherlands and Lithuania; 12 issues per year, Germany; 6 issues per year
First issue1984; 36 years ago (1984)
CompanyBonnier Publications International
WebsiteScience Illustrated[dead link] (English)

Science Illustrated is a multilingual popular science magazine published by Bonnier Publications International A/S.[1]

History and profile

Science Illustrated was launched simultaneously in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 1984.[2][3] The Finnish version was started in Finland in 1986.[3] The Norwegian version is based in Oslo.[4]

According to official websites, the magazine – with a total circulation of 370,000 copies – is the biggest in the Nordic countries with a focus on nature, technology, medicine and culture.


Country Title Notes
Australia Science Illustrated Australian Media Properties, who also publish technology-focused title Popular Science, launched the Australian version in late 2009.
Denmark Illustreret Videnskab Launched in 1984. Circulation of 54,515 copies in 2010 and 52,595 copies in 2011[5] and 46,812 copies in 2012.[5]
Estonia Imeline Teadus
Finland Tieteen Kuvalehti Launched in 1986.
Germany Science Illustrated Earlier Illustrierte Wissenschaft
Iceland Lifandi Vísindi
Latvia Ilustrētā Zinātne
Lithuania Iliustruotasis mokslas
Netherlands Wetenschap in Beeld
Norway Illustrert Vitenskap Launched in 1984.
Sweden Illustrerad Vetenskap Launched in 1984. Circulation of 89,400 copies in 2014.[6]
United States Science Illustrated Ceased publication in 2013 and subscribers transferred to Popular Science

See also


  1. ^ Jackson, Sally (20 April 2009). "Magazine legends in their own launch time". The Australian.
  2. ^ Aashild Erlandsen. "Norway" (Book chapter). Cirst. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Company History". Bonnier Publications. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ Western Europe 2003. Psychology Press. 30 November 2002. p. 508. ISBN 978-1-85743-152-0. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Top 50 Magazines". IFABC. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Illustrerad Vetenskap". Sveriges Tidskrifter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2 May 2015.