Opulus Press was founded in 1989, and became soon involved in science publishing. We strongly believe that also small companies can produce fast and high quality publishing and information services. It is our aim to offer top journals at affordable prices, and we are proud that both Applied Vegetation Science and the Journal of Vegetation Science are included in the SPARC Alternative programme. The Alternative program supports lower-cost, directly competitive journals as an alternative for academic disciplines formerly dependent on high-priced journals. Opulus has its offices in the village of Grangýrde, situated in the countryside in the middle part of Sweden.