APA Referencing: Conference proceedings

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Basic format to reference conference proceedings

The basics of a reference list entry for a paper in a published conference proceedings:

  • Author or authors of paper. Surname followed by first initials.
  • Year (in round brackets).
  • Title of paper.
  • Editors of conference proceedings.
  • Title of conference proceedings (in italics).
  • Pages of paper (in round brackets).
  • Location of publisher.
  • Publisher.
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 5-7 spaces.

Example:

Blakey, N., Guinea, S., & Saghafi, F. (2017). Transforming undergraduate nursing curriculum by aligning models of clinical reasoning through simulation. In R. Walker, & S. Bedford (Eds.), HERDSA 2017 Conference: Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation  (pp. 25-37). Hammondville, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Retrieved from http://www.herdsa.org.au/research-and-development-higher-education-vol-40-25

Please note:

  • Proceedings of conferences, meetings and symposia can be published in book or periodical form.
  • To cite published proceedings from a book, use the same format as for a book or book chapter.
  • To cite proceedings that are published regularly, use the same format as for a journal article. 

Referencing conference proceedings: Examples

Material Type In-Text Example Reference List Example
Conference Proceeding Paper: Online                     …skills in clinical reasoning are vital (Blakey, Guinea, & Saghafi, 2017).

Blakey, N., Guinea, S., & Saghafi, F. (2017). Transforming undergraduate nursing curriculum by aligning models of clinical reasoning through simulation. In R. Walker, & S. Bedford (Eds.), HERDSA 2017 Conference: Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation​ (pp. 25-37). Hammondville, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Retrieved from http://www.herdsa.org.au/research-and-development-higher-education-vol-40-25

Capitalise the names of conferences, symposia and meetings.

Conference Proceeding Paper: Print “Conjoining indigenous wisdom and academic achievements into a community intellectual capital" (Bardy, & Rubens, 2017, p. 22).

Bardy, R., & Rubens, A. (2017). Building intellectual capital for sustainable development: Combining local wisdom and advanced knowledge. In I.T. Lopes, & R. Serrasqueiro (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Intellectual Capital (pp. 18-25). Reading, England: Academic Conferences and Publishing International.

If there are two or more authors, or editors, a comma is placed before the ampersand preceding the last named author/editor.