Nautilus Making Its Mark with Scientific Storytelling

nautilus-32In just eleven issues, the magazine has racked up a slew of awards for its unique approach to scientific reporting.

“If you want to engage people, tell them a good story.”

That’s the approach cited by John Steele, Nautilus founder and publisher, who recently announced that the print magazine will be co-published by MIT Press beginning this month.

Nautilus has found an audience by simply telling the amazing stories of science with style, rigor and imagination. MIT Press is the perfect partner to take Nautilus’ print edition to an even larger audience,” says Steel in a press release that appeared in Publishing Executive.

What makes the magazine so attractive to a wider audience is the way it weaves “big-picture science into today’s most important conversations. Nautilus challenges readers to consider the common themes that run through the sciences and connect them to philosophy, culture, and art,” the press release continues.

It doesn’t hurt that the stories are written by and for big thinkers, and accompanied by knock-out illustrations that visualize some highly complex scientific issues with surprising clarity.

Nautilus reminds the reader that science addresses universal questions and themes,” says Michael Segal, editor in chief. “We feel this is a uniquely powerful motivation to read about science.”

According to Amy Brand, Director of the MIT Press, “Nautilus takes science magazines to a whole new level— a much more refined, thoughtful, and compelling one. We couldn’t be more excited to be publishing Nautilus in partnership with John and Michael. And everything this remarkable magazine stands for— groundbreaking science accessibly communicated and artistically illustrated—is a fitting extension of the MIT Press’ own strengths and sensibilities.”

We wish them all the best on this new co-publishing venture as they continue to tell the stories that have relevance and impact on our world.