This is the time all supporters of OA should celebrate - for the great, unparallel success that PLoS ONE has achieved in three years: more than 8000 articles, an extended editorial force of 1000 Academic Editors, innovative article-level metrics, thematic collections, etc. We would like to thank all the reviewers who volunteered to review manuscripts within a very short time window of 10 days! The editorial staff deserve a big thank you for the hard work and readiness to help and solve problems. We must also thank our authors who have shown faith in PLoS ONE and submitted their high quality work to this journal. I hope next year will be even better.