How to design the best science magazines
Science magazines are something that pretty much everyone can pick up and read. Or, you know, click on and read if it’s online. It’s easy to get caught up in the imagery, the theories, and the tech. These types of magazines inspire others, and that’s why I want to walk you through some of the must-haves when designing the best science magazines.
So fasten your seatbelt explorers! It’s time to go on a wild ride full of detail, discovery, and of course, loads of fun. Here’s a list of details that your new science magazine should definitely include:
Images, images, images
Okay, this one is a little obvious. High quality images are an important part of any publication. But for science magazines, images in general are beyond important. Of course, they should be high quality, but there definitely needs to be the perfect amount.
People often flip through science magazines specifically to see the images. Let’s think about why.. You can describe a beautiful bird with rich plumage, bright and vibrant purple head feathers, a perfectly curved beak, and electric blue eyes all you want, but showing the readers an image of said bird will always be better and far more entertaining.
In the specific case of scientific discovery, you may need photo evidence to prove a theory, or that you did in fact discover something.
As you can see, there are many applications for a good image in a science magazine. Use them as often as you can, but use them wisely.
If you’re aiming to have a highly regarded magazine, with lots of popularity and fans, then you’ll want to include only the facts.
It seems that far too often, people are tricked by false claims. Eventually, as history will prove, the people doing the tricking are found out. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this is one of the quickest ways to ruin your reputation.
Facts matter in any case, but especially in a scientific publication like a magazine. People will always search for the truth, and if you can provide that, then you will gain a following to be reckoned with. Science is based on fact, not fiction. So, why shouldn’t your science magazine be based on fact, too?
The latest tech
There are many different categories when it comes to science. One of those categories is tech. Without science, technology certainly wouldn’t be where it is today.
That smartphone in your pocket? That’s science! It took years and years of development and research, combining the greatest minds in the world to create that tiny little thing. And although it shatters into a million pieces if you drop it, it is a marvel of science.
Let’s think back just a hundred years ago. Can you imagine what they would think if they saw even something as common today as an iPhone? It would blow their minds!
Technology is a science in itself. That’s why I went over some of the best technology magazine examples of 2019 in a previous post. It’s absolutely incredible what we’re able to with tech today!
Although images are important and facts can make or break you, you do have to be somewhat compelling with the words you use. I won’t spend much time on this because this isn’t a literature lesson, but you should definitely make sure your choice of words reflects what you’re actually trying to say and that they’re powerful enough to keep readers drawn in.
A great example of not only compelling text, but everything else mentioned above would be the work done by National Geographic. They are definitely one of the more well-known science magazines out there and have created an empire based on scientific discovery.
The unique style they’ve created is hard to replicate. They use incredible images that you probably won’t ever get a chance to see elsewhere to accompany their powerful and moving stories.
It’s something to behold. And if you try hard enough, use beautiful imagery, and partner it all with compelling, almost poetic text, you’ll be designing a magazine like National Geographic in no time.
Make your own science magazine
I know all these tips seem pretty straight forward. And the truth is that they are.. for the most part. Using the right combination will surely set you apart from the rest fairly quickly.
But, that’s not enough for us here at Flipsnack. We’ve also been working hard to make sure your new science magazine is the best it can possibly be, and here’s how.
There aren’t many reputable magazine creators out there, and none of them even come close to being as easy to use as Flipsnack. We have a one of a kind drag-and-drop editor that makes adding images, text, shapes, colors, and anything else that goes into a science magazine as easy as pie.
This is one of our gorgeous templates, too. Now, there’s truly nothing holding you back. We understand that design may not be a highlight in your portfolio, and that’s okay. You can leave the designing to us. Just click on the template images above to get them for free.
But, don’t let that stop you from creating your own masterpiece. Our editor is super simple, and it offers loads of tools to make sure your science magazine is flawless.
Once everything looks perfect, you have lots of options for distributing your new mag as an online flip book with realistic page turning effect. You can choose to use our platform to promote it, download to print, embed it on your website, or even share it through social media.
In the ever-expanding field of science, there’s no such thing as too much information. There’s no such thing as a crazy idea or an obsession that’s unhealthy. If it weren’t for all of these overly attached inventors, mad scientists, and obnoxious theorists, we most certainly would not be as far along as we are today.
The fuel that drives creative people is the information in magazines like the one you want to create. It’s the idea that what they want to do is possible. It’s the knowledge that they’re able to obtain now so easily thanks to your hard work.
So don’t wait any longer. Just like a scientific experiment, a successful science magazine will take a lot of trial and error, but the first step is to try. So give it a try, and let Flipsnack make it a little easier for you.