Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Higher Education Research and Development


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Taylor and Francis Ltd.



Publication type



14698366, 07294360


1982-1995, 1997, 1999-2020



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Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) is an international peer-reviewed journal, established in 1982 as the principal learned journal of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Higher Education Research & Development informs and challenges researchers, teachers, administrators, policy-makers and others concerned with the past, present and future of higher education. The journal publishes scholarly articles that make a significant and original contribution to the theory, practice or research of higher education. We welcome theoretical, philosophical and historical articles and essays that address higher education in any of its dimensions. Equally, we welcome empirical higher education studies, which employ qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies including big data. All articles must propose fresh critical insights into the area being addressed and be appropriately framed for an international audience. HERD seeks to foster conversations around particular HE issues and topics over time. To this end, we ask authors to review former issues of HERD and, where possible, engage with previously published articles as part of preparing your manuscript for submission to us. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.


The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of 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 It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.128
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.760
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.970
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.645
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.660
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20044
Self Cites20059
Self Cites20068
Self Cites20076
Self Cites20083
Self Cites200916
Self Cites20109
Self Cites201120
Self Cites201227
Self Cites201344
Self Cites201434
Self Cites201541
Self Cites201660
Self Cites201789
Self Cites201892
Self Cites2019169
Total Cites20000
Total Cites20014
Total Cites200231
Total Cites200333
Total Cites200448
Total Cites200562
Total Cites2006107
Total Cites2007128
Total Cites2008130
Total Cites2009150
Total Cites2010168
Total Cites2011223
Total Cites2012311
Total Cites2013347
Total Cites2014414
Total Cites2015442
Total Cites2016526
Total Cites2017646
Total Cites2018772
Total Cites20191031
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20000
External Cites per document20010.286
External Cites per document20021.115
External Cites per document20030.674
External Cites per document20040.978
External Cites per document20050.914
External Cites per document20061.597
External Cites per document20071.605
External Cites per document20081.608
External Cites per document20091.576
External Cites per document20101.590
External Cites per document20111.678
External Cites per document20121.906
External Cites per document20131.722
External Cites per document20141.872
External Cites per document20151.714
External Cites per document20161.806
External Cites per document20172.040
External Cites per document20182.403
External Cites per document20192.962
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20010.286
Cites per document20021.192
Cites per document20030.717
Cites per document20041.067
Cites per document20051.069
Cites per document20061.726
Cites per document20071.684
Cites per document20081.646
Cites per document20091.765
Cites per document20101.680
Cites per document20111.843
Cites per document20122.087
Cites per document20131.972
Cites per document20142.039
Cites per document20151.889
Cites per document20162.039
Cites per document20172.366
Cites per document20182.728
Cites per document20193.543
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20005
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201825
Non-citable documents201922
Citable documents20000
Citable documents200114
Citable documents200226
Citable documents200346
Citable documents200445
Citable documents200558
Citable documents200662
Citable documents200776
Citable documents200879
Citable documents200985
Citable documents2010100
Citable documents2011121
Citable documents2012149
Citable documents2013176
Citable documents2014203
Citable documents2015234
Citable documents2016258
Citable documents2017273
Citable documents2018283
Citable documents2019291
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20005
Uncited documents200113
Uncited documents200215
Uncited documents200328
Uncited documents200424
Uncited documents200533
Uncited documents200627
Uncited documents200736
Uncited documents200830
Uncited documents200933
Uncited documents201037
Uncited documents201141
Uncited documents201246
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents201587
Uncited documents201681
Uncited documents201768
Uncited documents201885
Uncited documents201969
Cited documents20000
Cited documents20014
Cited documents200214
Cited documents200320
Cited documents200424
Cited documents200528
Cited documents200639
Cited documents200742
Cited documents200851
Cited documents200953
Cited documents201064
Cited documents201181
Cited documents2012104
Cited documents2013125
Cited documents2014141
Cited documents2015157
Cited documents2016188
Cited documents2017217
Cited documents2018223
Cited documents2019244
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