Innovative Higher Education features research on current innovations and provocative new ideas with relevance for action for higher education institutions, including innovations at the organization and policy level as well as innovations that improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. We also focus on innovative approaches to teaching and learning and the potential influence of such innovations on students and faculty.
Innovative Higher Education publishes diverse forms of scholarship and research methods by maintaining flexibility in the selection of topics and methods deemed appropriate for the journal. It strikes a balance between practice and theory by presenting articles in a readable and scholarly manner to both faculty and administrators in the academic community.

We seek manuscripts that:

    • Present fresh ideas in higher education in a straightforward and readable fashion
    • Feature research on current innovations and provocative new ideas with relevance for action beyond the immediate context in higher education
    • Strike a balance between theory and practice

Journal information

  • Claire Major
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

12 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
170,184 (2021)

Latest articles

This journal has 28 open access articles

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. BFI List
  2. Baidu
  4. CNKI
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Academic Search
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. EBSCO Education
  10. EBSCO Education Research Complete
  11. EBSCO Education Source
  12. EBSCO Educational Administration Abstracts
  13. EBSCO OmniFile
  14. EBSCO Professional Development Collection
  15. ERIC
  17. Emerging Sources Citation Index
  18. Google Scholar
  19. MLA International Bibliography
  20. Naver
  21. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  22. Portico
  23. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  24. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  25. SCImago
  26. SCOPUS
  27. TD Net Discovery Service
  28. UGC-CARE List (India)
  29. Wanfang
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer Nature B.V.