|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 4)||Dalton Trans.|
|Edited by||Jamie Humphrey|
|Publisher||Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)|
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 was named after the English chemist, John Dalton, best known for his work on modern atomic theory. Authors can elect to have accepted articles published as open access. The editor-in-chief is Jamie Humphrey. Dalton Transactions was named a "rising star" by In-cites from Thomson Scientific in 2006.
The journal was established as the Journal of the Chemical Society A: Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical in 1966. In 1972, the 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.
While the Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions was published as 12 issues a year from 1972, as submissions increased, the journal switched to 24 issues a year in 1992 and then to 48 issues a year in 2006.
In 2010, Dalton Transactions introduced a sequential volume numbering scheme, with one volume per year. While volume numbers were not assigned retro-actively, 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).
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.
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 "forward-looking" in nature), and Letters (which concern articles previously published in Dalton Transactions).
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
The five journals that cited Dalton Transactions most often in 2009 are Dalton Transactions, Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, Inorganic Chimica Acta and European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 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.
- 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.
- C Janiak, (2003). "Engineering coordination polymers towards applications". Dalton Trans. (14): 2781–2894. doi:10.1039/B305705B.
- 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.
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.
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