Higher Education Quarterly
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Higher Education Quarterly

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 02639769, 09515224
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
History: 1947-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Higher Education Quarterly publishes international articles concerned with policy strategic management and ideas in higher education. A substantial number of papers report research findings in ways that highlight their relevance to senior managers and policy makers at institutional national and international levels and to academics who are not necessarily specialists in the academic study of higher education. The journal places particular emphasis on comparative material as opposed to single institution or local case studies.Evaluations of the impact of policy at institutional national or international level backed up by research evidence are welcome. Higher Education Quarterly also publishes papers that are not based on empirical research but give thoughtful academic analyses of significant policy management or academic issues. The journal is receptive to critical phenomenological and positivistic studies. It also welcomes studies that use hermeneutic semiotic ethnographic historical or dialectical research as well as the more traditional studies based on quantitative surveys and indepth interviews and focus groups.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Higher Education Quarterly
SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Higher Education Quarterly
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 Quarterly
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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Higher Education Quarterly
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.177 2.699 2.895
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.222 2.569 2.898
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.188 2.281 2.195
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.782 1.734 1.728
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.02 1.329 1.673
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.104 1.493 1.633
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.98 1.378 1.52
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.92 1.878 1.899
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.347 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.02 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.294 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.135 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.06 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.509 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.119 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.596 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.59 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.564 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.688 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.365 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.408 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.574 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.708 NA NA
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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 Quarterly

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


Higher Education Quarterly
H-Index History