A conference paper is a written document that researchers prepare when presenting their work orally at academic conferences and workshops.
To cite a conference paper in your reference list, you must include the following:
- Author name
- Conference date
- Title of the paper
- Title of the conference
- Location of the conference
- Link to online presentation (where available)
Format for citing a conference paper: Harvard style
Surname, Initial(s). (Year) ‘Conference paper title’, Conference Title. Location of conference, Date of conference.
Armstrong, D., Fogarty, G. and Dingsdag, D. (2007) ‘Scales measuring characteristics of small business information systems’, Proceedings of Research, Relevance and Rigour: Coming of Age: 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Toowoomba, Australia, 5-7 December.
Winstone, N. and Boud, D. (2017) ‘Supporting students’ engagement with feedback: the adoption of student-focused feedback practices in the UK and Australia’, Annual Research Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education. Newport, Wales, 6-8 December.
If the conference paper is available online, the format is as follows:
Surname, Initial(s). (Year) ‘Conference paper title’, Conference Title. Location of conference, Date of conference. Available at: URL (Accessed: Day Month Year).
Godfrey, W. R. (2017) ‘Luther on the Psalms’, Luther Today. Wittenberg, Germany, 11 August. Available at: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/luther-today-2017-regional-conference/luther-psalms (Accessed: 12 March 2021).