Higher Education Policy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Higher Education Policy

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 09528733, 17403863
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
History: 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Higher Education Policy is an international journal for advancing scholarly understanding of the policy process applied to higher education through the publication of original analyses, both theoretical and practice-based, the focus of which may range from case studies of developments in individual institutions to policy making at systems and at national level. Higher Education Policy has two distinguishing features: •It encourages contributions that make explicit comparison between systems of higher education •It is theme based, involving a common focus or combining articles which individually contribute to an overall topic.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.268 2.508 2.575
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.481 2.536 2.782
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.143 2.211 2.138
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.721 1.64 1.697
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.417 1.578 1.521
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.966 1.092 1.259
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.136 1.432 1.59
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.966 1.218 1.246
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.31 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.857 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.895 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.203 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.902 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.517 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.477 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.368 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.27 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.203 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.422 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.218 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.278 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.218 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History