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Higher Learning Research Communicationsopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States
Media Ranking in United States

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Walden University



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HLRC is an open-access journal, indexed in Scopus and listed in other indexes and abstracting services, with an international focus. Its aim is to disseminate both high-quality research and teaching best practices in tertiary education across cultures and disciplines. HLRC connects the ways research and best practice contribute to the public good and impact the communities that educators serve. Peer-reviewed and published articles have encompassed the following topics (submissions are not limited to this list): -Research and best practices in digital teaching and learning- Results from international collaborations regarding teaching and learning- How tertiary education contributes to training in 21st-century, global workplace skills- Assessment of student learning- Continuous quality improvement of academic programs and support services- The role of tertiary education in promoting civic engagement and globally competent citizenship- Tertiary education in developing countries- The role of institutional, local, national, and international policy on tertiary education. Authors are invited to submit their original, unpublished contributions in English. Contributions include qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods empirical research; brief reports of ongoing research and practice that do not rise to the level of a full empirical study; case studies; critical literature reviews; essays; editorial pieces that address contemporary issues in tertiary education; and book reviews. There are no submission fees or processing charges. 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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.476
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20222.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20222.767
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20223.344
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 Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20201
Self Cites20215
Self Cites202216
Total Cites20180
Total Cites20193
Total Cites202010
Total Cites202162
Total Cites2022119
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 document20180
External Cites per document20190.375
External Cites per document20200.529
External Cites per document20212.036
External Cites per document20222.784
Cites per document20180.000
Cites per document20190.300
Cites per document20200.476
Cites per document20211.771
Cites per document20222.767
% 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 documents20180
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20204
Non-citable documents20217
Non-citable documents20226
Citable documents20180
Citable documents20198
Citable documents202017
Citable documents202128
Citable documents202237
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 documents20180
Uncited documents20198
Uncited documents202017
Uncited documents202118
Uncited documents202216
Cited documents20180
Cited documents20192
Cited documents20204
Cited documents202117
Cited documents202227
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