The 2010 Journal Citation Reports have recently been published by Thomson ISI, and the immediacy index for Dalton Transactions was announced to be a record high value for the journal, leading the field with a value of 0.81! Published alongside the more well known impact factors, the immediacy index is considered to be a measure of how topical and urgent the work in a journal is.
Dalton Transactions’ latest impact factor was also published, as 3.65, representing a more than 20% growth in impact factor over the last 5 years!
The Impact Factor for 2010 is calculated from the total number of citations given in 2010 to articles published in 2008 and 2009, divided by the number of articles published in 2008 and 2009.
The Immediacy Index for 2010 is calculated from the total number of citations given in 2010 to articles published in 2010, divided by the number of articles published in 2010.
Information about the latest impact factors for other RSC journals is available here.