Dalton Transactions

Dalton Transactions  
Former name(s) Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions: Inorganic Chemistry (1972–2003); Journal of the Chemical Society A: Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical (1966–1971)
Abbreviated title (ISO) Dalton Trans.
Discipline Chemistry
Language English
Edited by Jamie Humphrey
Publication details
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
Publication history 1966–present
Frequency Weekly
Open access hybrid
Impact factor
ISSN 1477-9226 (print)
1477-9234 (web)
LCCN 2003242012
OCLC number 51500500

Dalton Transactions is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original (primary) research and review articles on all aspects of the chemistry of inorganic, bioinorganic, and organometallic compounds. It is published weekly by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The journal takes its name from the English chemist, John Dalton, best known for his work in the development of modern atomic theory. Authors can elect to have accepted articles published as open access.[1]

The editor-in-chief of Dalton Transactions is Jamie Humphrey. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 3.647. This ranks Dalton Transactions 7th out of 43 listed journals in the Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear category.[2]


Publication history

The journal began publication under the name Journal of the Chemical Society A: Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical in 1966. In 1972, this journal was divided into three separate journals: Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions (covering inorganic and organometallic chemistry); Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 1: Physical Chemistry in Condensed Phases; and Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions was then renamed in 2003 to Dalton Transactions. In January 2000, Dalton Transactions incorporated Acta Chemica Scandinavica.[3]

While the Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions was published as 12 issues a year from 1972, as submissions increased, the journal switched in 1992 to 24 issues a year[4], and then in 2006 to 48 issues a year.[5]

Volume renumbering

In 2010, Dalton Transactions introduced a sequential volume numbering scheme, with one volume per year. While volumes were not retro-actively assigned to the years prior to 2010, the first issue of 2010 was assigned volume 39 (2010 being the 39th year since the publication of Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions).[6]

Subject coverage

Dalton Transactions publishes articles on all aspects of the chemistry of inorganic and organometallic compounds, including bioinorganic, biological inorganic, and solid-state inorganic chemistry; the application of physicochemical techniques to the study of their structures, properties, and reactions, including kinetics and mechanisms; synthesis and characterisation of new inorganic materials; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; new or improved experimental techniques and syntheses.

In 1966, the first report of the synthesis of Wilkinson's catalyst was published in the journal.[7]

Article types

Dalton Transactions publishes the following types of articles: Research Papers (original scientific work); Communications (preliminary accounts that merit urgent publication); Perspectives (invited personal accounts or critical analyses of specialist areas); Frontiers (intended to highlight emerging topics, particularly at the interface of inorganic chemistry with other disciplines, and are ‘forward-looking’ in nature); and Letters (which concern articles previously published in Dalton Transactions).[8]

Abstracting and indexing

Dalton Transactions is abstracted and indexed in the following databases:[9][10]


The five journals that cited Dalton Transactions most often in 2009 are (in order of descending citation frequency) Dalton Transactions, Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, Inorganic Chimica Acta and European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.[11] In 2009, the five journals that have been cited most frequently by articles published in Dalton Transactions are Journal of the American Chemical Society, Inorganic Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, Dalton Transactions and Organometallics.[11] In 2009, Dalton Transactions was cited 33871 times, ranking it 3rd out of 44 listed journals in the Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear category.[11]

According to Web of Science, the following three articles have been cited most often (citations made during the period 1993–2010):[11]

  1. C Janiak, (2000). "A critical account on π–π stacking in metal complexes with aromatic nitrogen-containing ligands". Dalton Trans. (21): 3885–3896. doi:10.1039/B003010O. 
  2. C Janiak, (2003). "Engineering coordination polymers towards applications". Dalton Trans. (14): 2781–2894. doi:10.1039/B305705B. 
  3. M Bochmann, (1996). "Cationic Group 4 metallocene complexes and their role in polymerisation catalysis: the chemistry of well defined Ziegler catalysts". J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. (3): 255–270. doi:10.1039/DT9960000255. 

In 2006, Dalton Transactions was named a Rising Star by In-cites from Thomson Scientific.[12]

Dalton Discussions

Dalton Discussions are scientific meetings that provide a forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in focused areas of inorganic chemistry. The papers, which are associated with the oral presentations at the meeting, are published in a special issue of Dalton Transactions, which constitutes a permanent record of the meeting. The meetings are usually held annually.[13]

See also


  1. ^ http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/OpenScience/index.asp Retrieved 2011-02-22
  2. ^ Journal Citation Reports, 2011
  3. ^ Harnung, S (2001). "Acta Chemica Scandinavica". Dansk kemi 82: 44–46. 
  4. ^ Dean, J (1992). "Editorial". J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. (Royal Society of Chemistry): vii–viii. doi:10.1039/DT99200F0VII. http://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI=10.1039/DT99200F0VII. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  5. ^ Humphrey, J; Walton, P (2006). "Dalton Transactions: Developing for the Inorganic Community". Dalton Trans. (Royal Society of Chemistry): 15–17. doi:10.1039/B516708F. http://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI=10.1039/10.1039/B516708F. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  6. ^ http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/dt/News/DT_volume_numbers.asp Retrieved 2011-02-23
  7. ^ Osborn, JA; Jardine, FH; Young, JF; Wilkinson, GJ (1966). "The preparation and properties of tris(triphenylphosphine)halogenorhodium(I) and some reactions thereof including catalytic homogeneous hydrogenation of olefins and acetylenes and their derivatives". J. Chem. Soc. A (Royal Society of Chemistry): 1711–1732. doi:10.1039/J19660001711. 
  8. ^ http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/guidelines/AuthorGuidelines/JournalPolicy/Journals/DT.asp Retrieved 2011-03-12
  9. ^ "Master Journal search". Coverage. Thomson Reuters. http://science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&ISSN=1477-9226. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  10. ^ "Dalton Transactions". Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI) (Displaying Record for Publication). American Chemical Society. http://cassi.cas.org/publication.jsp?P=eCQtRPJo9AQyz133K_ll3zLPXfcr-WXf6zGSEBp3iCV0Ftk1Pno_5O2aiRnmkEH2Ms9d9yv5Zd9E8xUXr5Yowctu6inlelCMMs9d9yv5Zd9cyfk2voiGkgJHDoB1Ufac. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Web of Science". 2010. http://isiwebofknowledge.com. Retrieved 2011–01-31. 
  12. ^ http://www.in-cites.com/most_imp/may2006.html
  13. ^ http://www.rsc.org/ConferencesAndEvents/RSCConferences/DDpast/index.asp Retrieved 2011-03-12

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