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Citing and referencing: Conferences

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Conferences

Before using this guide check with your faculty, school or department for their specific referencing guidelines
Notes:
Conference dates should be written in the form YYYY abb. Month DD-DD  e.g. 2009 Sep 12-15

Conference paper - published

Format

Author AA. Title of paper. In: Editor AA, editor. Title of book. Proceedings of the Title of the Conference; Date of conference; Place of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher's name; Year of Publication. p. page numbers.

Example

Grassby AJ. Health care in the multi-cultural society. In: Walpole R, editor. Rural Health. Proceedings of the Rural Health Conference of the Royal Australian College of General Practioners; 1978; Melbourne. Melbourne, AU: The Royal Australian College of Practioners; 1979. p. 49-50.


Conference paper - unpublished

Format

Author AA. Title of paper. Paper presented at: Title of the Conference; Date of conference; Place of conference.

Example

Bowden FJ, Fairley CK. Endemic STDs in the Northern Territory: estimations of effective rates of partner exchange. Paper presented at: The Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian College of Physicians; 1996 Jun 24-25; Darwin, AU.


Conference paper - Internet

Format

Author AA. Title of paper. In: Title of Conference [Internet];  Date of Conference; Place of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher's name; Date of Publication [cited YYYY abb. Month DD]; p. page numbers. Available from: URL or Database Name.

Example Murphy KA. Safe at heart: an empowerment approach to relationship abuse prevention. In: Connecting Research and Practice in Relationships [Internet]; 2009 Nov 7-8; QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, AU. Melbourne (AU): Australian Psychological Society; 2009 [cited 2012 Dec 18]; p. 28-34. Available from: http://search.informit.com.au/​documentSummary;​dn=203435761811048;res=IELHEA

 

Conference proceedings - Print

Conference papers are bound together into a book known as the proceedings. The title of the book is included in the citation.
Conference Proceedings will as a general rule have editors rather than authors.

Format

Editor AA, editor (s). Title of Book. Title of the conference proceedings; Date of conference; Place of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher's name; Year of publication.

Example

Harris AH, editor. Economics and health. Proceedings of the 19th Australian Conference of Health Economists; 1997 Sep 13-14; Sydney, AU. Kensington (AU): School of Health Services Management, University of New South Wales; 1998.

 

Conference proceedings - Electronic

Format

Editor AA, editor (s). Title of book [Internet]  Proceedings of the Title of Conference; Date of conference; Place of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher's name; [cited YYYY abb. Month DD]. Available from: URL or Database Name.

Example

(book title available)

Bashook PG, Miller SH, Parboosingh J, Horowitz SD, editors. Credentialing physician specialists: a world perspective [Internet]. Proceedings; 2000 Jun 8-10; Chicago. Evanston (IL): American Board of Medical Specialties, Research and Education Foundation; [cited 2006 Nov 3]. 221 p. Available from: http://www.abms.org/publications.asp

Example*

(no book title available)

Gregory G, editor. [Rural Health: The place to be] [Internet] Proceedings of the 10th National Rural Health Conference; 17-20 May 2009; Cairns, AU. Canberra (AU): National Rural Health Alliance; [cited 2013 Jan 18]. Available from: http://ruralhealth.org.au/​10thNRHC/10thnrhc.ruralhealth.org.au/​general/index51c3.html


*N.B. The title for this example is a constructed title as per Citing Medicine, Chapter 22 - books and other idividual titles on the internet. (Box 21 - no title can be found).