The use of international standards for bibliographic description and writing styles has imbued scientific journals with a considerable rigor and uniformity for the management and exchange of bibliographical data between diverse systems, enhancing dissemination and scientific production itself. At the current juncture of open access publishing, the study of these behavioral patterns exhibited in open access journals published in Spain seems particularly important. The analysis offered reveals the "print media legacy" evident in open access journals, embodied in apa standard citation conventions used in most journals examined in this study. Overall results, however, are not entirely satisfactory, because of the scarce use of such international standards in the Spanish open access journals.
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