Higher Learning Research Communications

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Gary J. Burkholder, PhD, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5084-8099

Erwin Krauskopf, PhD, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4082-5758


We are pleased to publish the first regular issue (Volume 14, Issue 1) of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) for 2024. Because of our strategic decisions, the journal has advanced in the Scimago journal rank (SJR), which measures the frequency with which content published in a journal was cited in other journals during the three previous years. The SJR provides a numerical indicator of a journal's relative importance and impact within its field. We announce that HLRC has been ranked 612 out of 1,506 journals among all education journals indexed by Scopus, classifying HLRC as within the second quartile of the field (Table 1). However, what makes this accomplishment even more important is that we continue to receive manuscripts and publish articles from researchers from the five continents; more than 65% of the publications originate from outside the United States