Apple CEO Steve Jobs has won praise once again – for his services to the communications, not computing industry.

Scientific American said Jobs "Started an online music service that serves as a model for the rest of the record industry." Jobs takes his place among the publication's annual list of 50 leading lights drawn from across a diverse range of industries.

The publication describes the awards as: "Recognizing the singular accomplishments of those who have contributed to the advancement of technology in the realms of science, engineering, commerce and public policy."

Full descriptions of the work of the 50 named innovators are available for sale within the publication's digital issue.