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 Mon 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; Location 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 Practitioners; 1978; Melbourne. Melbourne: The Royal Australian College of Practitioners; 1979. p. 49-50.


Conference paper - unpublished

Format

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


Conference paper - Internet

Format

Author AA. Title of paper. In: Title of Conference [Internet];  Date of conference; Location of conference. Place of publication: Publisher's name; Date of publication [cited YYYY Mon 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, Brisbane. 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; Location 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; Location of conference. Place of publication: Publisher's name; [cited YYYY Mon DD]. Available from: URL or Database Name.

Example

(no editor available)

Achieving better regulation of services [Internet]. Proceedings; 2000 Jun 26-27; Canberra. Canberra: Productivity Commission; [cited 2018 Aug 24]. 454 p. Available from: https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/better-regulation

Example

(editor available)

Gregory G, editor. Rural health: the place to be [Internet]. Proceedings of the 10th National Rural Health Conference; 2009 May 17-20; Cairns, AU. Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance; [cited 2018 Aug 24]. Available from: http://ruralhealth.org.au/10thNRHC/10thnrhc.ruralhealth.org.au/general/index51c3.html?IntCatId=13


Poster session presented at conference/meeting

Format

Author AA. Title of poster. Connective phrase: Name of conference. Number of conference. Title of conference; Date of conference; Location of conference.

Example

Zandbelt B, Hoogendam JM, van Buuren M, Sack A, Kahn R, Vink M. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation alters resting-state functional connectivity. Poster session presented at: 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping; 2009 Jun 18-23; San Francisco.

Example

Newton, J. The lived experience of being a healthcare consumer. Poster session presented at: 8th All Together Better Health Conference; 2016 Sep 6-9; Oxford, GB.

 

Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [updated 2009 Oct 21; cited 2012 Nov 10]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine