Since 2008 the total number and the quality of publications have continued to grow. For more than 50 years papers published in high-profile international journals were rare. In particular, no papers were published in top journals such as Science, Nature, and PNAS. In the past two years, several papers have been published in these journals, along with an increasing number of papers appearing in other top journals, including PLoS Biology, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Global Change Biology, Journal of Ecology, and Environmental Science and Technology. This confirms that some of our scientific research programs have attained international relevance. In the past five years 867 papers have been published in international journals, with a total citation level of approximately 5,000.