Citing conference papers
Conference papers are articles written to be submitted to academic conferences and workshops, during which researchers present their results to a community of experts, usually as an oral presentation or tabled discussion.
To cite a conference paper, you should include the following:
- The surname and initial(s) of the author
- Year of publication
- Title of the paper
- Name and initial of the editor (if available)
- Title of the conference
- Location of the conference
- Organization (if it doesn’t feature in conference title)
The APA Style Guide recommends you use the following structure.
APA Conference Paper citation format:
Last name, initial (Year). Conference paper title. In Editor initial, last name (Ed.),Proceedings Book Title. Place of Publication: Publisher.
Tip: take note of the placement of the punctuation and use of italics.
- Armstrong, D., Fogarty, G., & Dingsdag, D. (2007). Scales measuring characteristics of small business information systems. In W-G. Tan (Ed.), Proceedings of Research, Relevance and Rigour: Coming of age: 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Toowoomba, Australia: University of Southern Queensland.
- Winstone, N. & Boud, D. (2017). Supporting students’ engagement with feedback: the adoption of student-focused feedback practices in the UK and Australia. In Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). Newport, South Wales.
- Hay, B. (2016). Drone tourism: a study of the current and potential use of drones in hospitality and tourism. In CAUTHE 2016: the changing landscape of tourism and hospitality: the impact of emerging markets and emerging destinations. Sydney, Australia.