In my role as editor in chief I want to take the chance to say a few words on behalf of the entire SCIRP team. The current times and trends within the world of academia are exciting. During the last few years various publishers followed the Open Access model, which I myself have found a great step forward since day one of its existence. Science is largely paid through money from the public and thus the public should have free access to its outcome. That is the fairest approach to it. Also, for a scientist it is much easier to distribute own work by simply sending a link that allows the recipient to freely download the respective article. In other words, Open Access is the future, which fortunately became the present already.