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Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) . 

Its aim is to bring to members a wider view of the world of school librarianship with particular emphasis on current research, directions and ideas in educational practice.

The most recent issue of the journal is available to members only, but all earlier issues are available online to all readers. SLAV recognises its role in sharing information in a collegiate manner and recognises that the content of Synergy will be of interest to others in the profession beyond the association.

Synergy is recognised as a partially refereed journal. That is, only those articles acknowledged in the journal as such have been part of the referee process. Synergy appears on the Register of Refereed Journals of the Research Programs and Policies Unit of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (2006). By providing both refereed articles and general material from within the teacher-librarianship community within Synergy, the journal hopes to bring quality research and discussion to the field whilst also publishing practical, timely and detailed material. Synergy also has a focus on providing in-depth reviews of recent publications of relevance to the profession.

Synergy is available here. You will be prompted for a password to access the most recent edition.


Members are invited to consider contributing to Synergy by either writing for it themselves or suggesting relevant commentators we should approach for inclusion of their work.

Feedback is also welcome for the Interactions section of the journal. Ideas and any possible future input are invited, as are thoughts about the journal’s content or direction.

Contributors wishing to have their article proceed through the referee process must supply their article to the editor at least three months before the deadline for the issue in which it is to appear. All refereed articles will be blind refereed by at least two referees. Referees are appointed from the Editorial Board of Synergy and from others with relevant experience within the profession of teacher-librarianship. Articles that have been refereed will be duly acknowledged in Synergy when published. 

Deadlines for 2024:

Issue One  - Friday March 29 2024
Issue Two  - Friday July 26 2024


Item detail :

Synergy Editorial Committee

Editor: Dr Susan La Marca

Dr Rosemary Abbott

Nell Day

Camilla Elliott

Dr Kasey Garrison

Mary Manning

Pru Mitchell

Dianne Ruffles

Margaret Simkin

Joy Whiteside

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This publication is a journal for SLAV members.

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