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Harvard referencing guide

Citing Conference Proceedings

When citing Conference Proceedings papers the techniques used are very similar to those employed when citing journal articles

  • The name of the overall proceedings should appear in italics

  • Reference should be made to the corporate body hosting the conference and the location of the conference

Citing Conference Proceedings: Examples

Material Type In-Text Example Reference List Example

Conference Proceedings 

Template

(Author, Date) 
  •  Author (If editor; use abbreviation Ed after name) 
  •  Year of publication (in round brackets)
  • Title of the contribution paper
  •  In: Name of editor or conference chair
  •  Title of conference proceedings (In Italics)
  • Date and place of conference
  • Place of publication: Publisher
  • Page numbers

Note: A conference paper in a book of conference proceedings is cited in the same way as chapter/ contribution in a book except that the conference title replaces the book title. Conference titles usually include the date and place of the conference. Conference proceedings may or may not have editor/s. Include page numbers in the full citation in the reference list

Unpublished Conference proceedings (Robertson, 1986) Robertson, J. (1986) The economics of local recovery. Paper presented at: The other economic summit, 17/18 April 1986, Tokyo. London: The Other Economic Summit, pp. 5-10.
Published conference proceeding available through an electronic database (Bukowski, 2009)

Bukowski, R.M. (2009) Prognostic factors for survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: update 2008. In: Innovations and challenges in renal cancer: proceedings of the third Cambridge conference. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. June 27-28, 2008. Cancer, 115 (10), p. 2273. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.24226/abstract [Accessed 17 July 2013].

Reference to full conference proceedings (Institute for Small business affairs, 2000)

Citation Order: Author--Year of Publication--Title of conference (in italics)--Location and date of conference--Place of Publication--Publisher

Institute for small Business Affairs (2000) Small firms: adding the spark: the 23rd ISBA national small firms policy and research conference. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 15-17 November. Leeds: Institute for Small Business Affairs

Individual conference paper (Cook, 20000

Citation Order: Author--Year of Publication--Title of paper--Title of conference (in italics)--Location and date of conference--Place of Publication--Publisher--Page reference 

Cook, D. (2000) Developing franchised business in Scotland. In: Small firms: adding the spark: the 23rd ISBA national small firms policy and research conference. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 15-17 November. Leeds: Institute for Small Business Affairs, pp.127-136