Research in Higher Education
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Research in Higher Education

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 03610365, 1573188X
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 1973-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Research in Higher Education publishes studies that examine issues pertaining to postsecondary education. The journal is open to studies using a wide range of methods, but has particular interest in studies that apply advanced quantitative research methods to issues in postsecondary education or address postsecondary education policy issues. Among the topics of interest to the journal are: access and retention; student success; equity; faculty issues; institutional productivity and assessment; postsecondary education governance; curriculum and instruction; state and federal higher education policy; and financing of postsecondary education. The journal encourages submissions from scholars in disciplines outside of higher education, and studies from outside the United States that address issues that are of interest to the readership. The journal will on occasion publish short notes of a methodological nature, literature reviews of topics pertaining to postsecondary research, and “research and practice” studies illustrating how postsecondary research can inform decision making.

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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Research in Higher Education
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.918 3.617 4.079
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.977 3.576 4.2
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.978 2.985 3.379
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.024 3.025 3.361
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.329 2.796 3.095
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.042 2.514 2.793
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.915 2.131 2.738
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.74 2.667 2.839
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.178 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.769 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.623 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.36 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.934 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.569 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.479 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.095 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.273 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.056 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.898 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.6 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.439 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.629 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.382 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