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Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning

Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning

The journal of the University Vocational Awards Council

ISSN: 2042-3896

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2016: 0.29
CiteScoreTracker 2017: 0.97 (Updated Monthly)

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Aims and Scope 

The journal focuses specifically on the interface between higher education and the workplace. HESWBL publishes academic and scholarly practitioner-focused papers providing broad international coverage of issues, developments and innovation in higher level skills, higher level work-based learning and higher education, showcasing work around employer engagement, work integrated learning, co-operative education, graduate employability and workforce development.


  • Is the only journal focusing specifically on higher level skills, higher level work-based and work integrated learning and higher education
  • Utilizes the UVAC membership for a unique, strong and independent rooting in the HE and FE sectors
  • Publishes three issues per annum, including an annual special issue focusing on a new or emerging topic
  • Is designed to have impact on practice and policy development


“Even though workplace learning, skill formation, and higher education are important to both individuals and society and have never been more important than at present, researchers have paid little attention to this area. HESWBL provides a needed platform for research in this area. The journal aspires to assemble research, practice, and expertise, an ambition that is both innovative and inspiring for researchers and practitioners working in this field. The journal provides a high-quality outlet where academics can share their research in key areas, such as professional development, new technologies, and workplace learning. It is destined to be a valuable source of learning about groundbreaking work in the field for academics and practitioners. HESWBL and the founding team of intellectuals deserve applause for endeavoring to publish academic and scholarly practitioner-focused papers.”
– Professor Klaus Nielsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
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This journal is ranked by: Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List - C ranking, BFI (Denmark)

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