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Synergy is a publication of the School Library Association of Victoria published twice annually (May and October) and edited by Dr. Susan La Marca.

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

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About Synergy

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.

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. 

Information for contributors

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 amongst the Editorial Board of Synergy and from amongst others with relevant experience within the profession of teacher-librarianship. Articles that have been refereed will be duly acknowledged in Synergy when published.

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. This can be a response to a particular piece or a considered comment on an issue of relevance. Ideas and any possible future input are invited, as are thoughts about the journal’s content or direction. 
Suitable articles may be discussed with the editor at

Contributors may download (pdf - approx. 64kb) the journal's guidelines for information regarding style and submission. 
Suitable articles may be discussed with the editor at

Upcoming issues

Volume 11 Number 1, 2013
Now Online

Volume 11 Number 2, 2013
Deadline for contributions 9th August 2013
Online October 2013

Synergy Editorial Board:
Dr Susan Boyce
Camilla Elliott
Lyn Hay
Dr Susan La Marca (Editor)
Mary Manning
Dr Maureen Nimon
Pam Remington-Lane
Dianne Ruffles
Dr Ross Todd
Cindy Tschernitz
Dr Robin Zeidler

Past issues

Volume 1, Number 1, 2003 Volume 1, Number 2, 2003
Volume 2, Number 1, 2004 Volume 2 Number 2, 2004
Volume 3 Number 1, 2005 Volume 3 Number 2, 2005
Volume 4 Number 1, 2006 Volume 4 Number 2, 2006
Volume 5 Number 1, 2007 Volume 5 Number 2, 2007
Volume 6 Number 1, 2008 Volume 6 Number 2, 2008
Volume 7, Number 1, 2009 Volume 7, Number 2, 2009
Volume 8, Number 1, 2010 Volume 8, Number 2, 2010
Volume 9, Number 1, 2011 Volume 9, Number 2, 2011
Volume 10, Number 1, 2012 Volume 10, Number 2, 2012
Volume 11, Number 1, 2013


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