Studies in Higher Education
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Studies in Higher Education

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 03075079, 1470174X
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd.
History: 1976-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Studies in Higher Education is a leading international journal publishing research-based articles dealing with higher education issues from either a disciplinary or multi-disciplinary perspective. Empirical, theoretical and conceptual articles of significant originality will be considered. The Journal welcomes contributions that seek to enhance understanding of higher education policy, institutional management and performance, teaching and learning, and the contribution of higher education to society and the economy. Comparative studies and analysis of inter-system and cross-national issues are also welcomed, as are those addressing global and international themes. The Journal will publish annually two special issues on topics of international significance to higher education.

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
    5.199 5.601 5.756
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.361 4.755 5.353
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.823 4.258 4.296
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.598 3.751 3.803
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.125 3.287 3.418
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.46 2.703 3.067
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.319 2.838 3.015
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.052 2.376 2.73
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.231 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.308 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.982 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.184 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.029 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.786 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.309 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.457 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.718 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.478 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.053 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.188 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.561 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.905 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.467 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)

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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