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Higher Education Journals: their characteristics and contribution

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>16/04/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Higher Education Research and Development
Issue number3
Volume37
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)607-619
Publication statusPublished
Early online date16/10/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The study of higher education journals – that is, refereed academic journals wholly focused on higher education – reveals much about the field of higher education research. This analysis identified 86 such journals published in the English language, considering their focus, ownership, location, orientation, age, size and ranking. From this analysis, a shorter list of 28 key journals is identified. It is argued that, given the scale of the contribution being made to higher education research – for example, the 86 journals between them published over 16,000,000 words in 2016, with this total increasing year on year – it may be time to spend more effort on synthesising and disseminating what we have already learnt, rather than, or before, undertaking fresh research.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Higher Education Research and Development on 16/10/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07294360.2017.1389858