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Scan is a leading peer reviewed journal, published quarterly between February and November. Scan aims to bring innovative change to the lives and learning of 21st century educators and students. Through Scan, teachers’ practice is informed by critical engagement with peer reviewed research that drives improved school and student outcomes across NSW, Australia and the world.

Our mission:
Every teacher – inspired, equipped and empowered.
Every student – prepared.


First published in 1982, Scan continues to be a valuable, relevant support for all educators, and an essential resource for teachers and teacher librarians. It has evolved over the years, reflecting the changes and educational opportunities in a globally connected information environment.

Writing for Scan

Expressions of Interest are invited from academics, teachers and teacher librarians, and education consultants who are interested in writing standard articles, peer reviewed articles or SPaRKs (Shared Practice and Resource Kits) for Scan. See the writer guidelines [PDF 157 KB] for further information.

Along with publishing standard articles, Scan is a recognised peer review journal, and the editorial team accepts research papers for peer review. If you would like to submit a research paper, please review the research guidelines [PDF 139 KB] before completing your submission, and send the research submission form [DOCX 199 KB] along with a 250 word abstract to the Scan editor.

SPaRKs are developed from a resource idea and can be used as a catalyst to develop units of work. A SPaRK template [DOCX 22 KB] is available. If you are interested in learning more about submitting an article for publication in Scan, please send an email to

Advertise in Scan

Targeted to the professional needs of teachers and teacher librarians, Scan is a high profile, authoritative journal about innovative practice and contemporary resources. The journal is published quarterly by the NSW Department of Education and reaches both government and non-government schools in NSW, across Australia and internationally.

Each edition of Scan includes:

  • articles on best practice in teaching and learning, ICT and resources management
  • current educational research
  • curriculum linked resource reviews - ebooks, books, audiobooks, DVDs, apps, websites.


For companies selling resources and services suitable for schools and libraries, advertising in Scan is an opportunity to reach 9,000+ readers in the following target groups:

  • teacher librarians - key decision makers responsible for sourcing and purchasing resources for primary and secondary schools
  • teachers and educators - influential in advising on purchases for specialised curriculum needs
  • ICT specialists in primary and secondary schools - interested in the latest technology for teaching and learning
  • government and non-government sectors - decision makers in schools, higher education and public libraries.


Scan Editor, Online Implementation Support
NSW Department of Education
Level 2, 105 Phillip St
Parramatta NSW 2150


  • Teaching and learning


  • Learning
  • Professional development
  • Teaching

Business Unit:

  • Teaching, Learning and Student Wellbeing
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