We are very pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of Biogeosciences; its first paper was published on 13th August 2004. Founded by Jürgen Kesselmeier and Jean-Pierre Gattuso, the journal has achieved rapid success and has ranked amongst the leading journals in geosciences as well as the top 25% of journals in ecology for several years. Three times in 2010 and twice in 2011, Biogeosciences gained the highest percent increase in total citations amongst all journals in the field of environment & ecology (http://sciencewatch.com). Recently we introduced, among other improvements, a free copy-editing service for all manuscripts and brought greater transparency to post-discussion review. We sincerely thank all editors, reviewers and authors for contributing to the tremendous success of Biogeosciences. We are sure that with their support the journal will continue to maintain its high level of excellence and achieve greater success in the future.