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Scan is a leading refereed journal that focuses on the interaction between information in a digital age and effective student learning. Scan offers engaging professional support for all educators.


First published in 1982, Scan continues to be a valuable, relevant support for all educators, and an essential resource for teacher librarians and teachers. 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 teachers and teacher librarians who are interested in writing articles or SPaRKs (Shared Practice and Resource Kits) for Scan. The writer guidelines [Word doc 404KB] provide further information.

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

The editorial team of Scan also accepts research papers for peer review. Scan is a recognised peer review journal. Please send your research paper or an idea for a research paper to the Scan editor. Review the research guidelines [Word doc 386 KB] before submission.

Advertise in Scan

Targeted to the professional needs of teacher librarians and teachers, Scan is a high profile, authoritative journal about innovative practice and contemporary resources. The journal is published monthly 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, Learning Design and Development
NSW Department of Education
Level 2, 105 Phillip St
Parramatta NSW 2150

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