Higher Education
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Higher Education

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 00181560, 1573174X
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 1972-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Higher Education is recognised as the leading international journal of Higher Education studies, publishing twelve separate numbers each year. Since its establishment in 1972, Higher Education has followed educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions. It has actively endeavoured to report on developments in both public and private Higher Education sectors. Contributions have come from leading scholars from different countries while articles have tackled the problems of teachers as well as students, and of planners as well as administrators.

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.


Higher Education
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
    6.842 6.707 7.208
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.533 5.449 5.738
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.037 4.554 4.748
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.357 3.584 3.642
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.267 3.365 3.544
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.209 2.679 2.867
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.243 2.813 3.226
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.156 2.553 2.956
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.108 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.444 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.813 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.044 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.63 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.419 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.448 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.618 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.276 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.926 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.796 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.796 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.54 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.686 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.482 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)

Higher Education

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