Higher Learning Research Communications

About This Journal


HLRC is an open-access journal with an international focus published by Walden University, USA. It is indexed in Scopus and is listed in other indexes and abstracting services. We aim to disseminate both high-quality research and teaching best practices in tertiary education across cultures and disciplines. HLRC connects the ways research and best practices contribute to the public good and impact the communities that educators serve. Aims and Scope.

Open Access

HLRC provides immediate open access to its content without barriers, subscriptions, fees, or charges on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Please see the Policies section for more information on authors’ rights.

Publication Schedule

HLRC editors publish manuscripts as they are accepted and complete the final copyedit process. Published articles will be compiled in two separate issues per volume, one in June and one in December. The editors may also publish supplements to address specific topics of interest.

Acceptance and Rejection Rates

  • 2020: Acceptance: 47%; Rejection: 53%
  • 2021: Acceptance: 34%; Rejection: 66%
  • 2022: Acceptance: 31%; Rejection: 69%
  • 2023: Acceptance: 12%; Rejection: 88%

Journal History

The journal was founded in 2011 by four Laureate International Universities® network institutions: Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey), Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile), Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain), and Walden University (USA).

Indexes and Databases

HLRC is indexed by the following services:

It is also included in the following databases: HLRC is a participating data provider to the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). HLRC authors and their associated articles may be found via Google Scholar. The HLRC is listed in Cabells Journalytics.

Privacy Statement

The names and e-mail addresses entered in the HLRC site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

The Editors

Dr. Erwin Krauskopf, Universidad de Las Américas, Chile

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