Recognized as the leading international journal on higher education studies, this publication examines educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions. It reports on developments in both public and private higher education sectors.

Higher Education features contributions from leading scholars from different countries who tackle the problems of teachers as well as students, and of planners as well as administrators. It presents authoritative overview articles, comparative studies and analyses of particular problems or issues.

While each higher education system has its own distinctive features, common problems and issues are shared internationally by researchers, teachers and institutional leaders. Higher Education offers opportunities for the exchange of research results, experience and insights, and provides a forum for ongoing discussion between experts.

  • Examines educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and other higher education institutions
  • Analyses developments in both public and private higher education sectors
  • Features contributions from leading scholars from different countries who tackle the problems of teachers and researchers as well as students, and of planners as well as administrators
  • Presents authoritative overview articles, comparative studies and analyses of particular problems or issues
  • Provides a forum for ongoing discussion between experts
  • 91% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
Editor-in-Chief
  • Simon Marginson
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Hybrid. Open Choice – What is this?
Impact
Impact factor: 3.005 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 3.420 (2018)
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Submission to first decision: 38 days
Acceptance to publication: 15 days
Usage
Downloads: 631,084 (2018)

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  • Policy of Higher Education

    HIGHER EDUCATION is an international journal in the multidisciplinary field of higher education research. Its policy is to give priority to papers that are relevant to the international higher education research and policy community.

  • English Language Editing

    For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood.

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Electronic ISSN
1573-174X
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0018-1560
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