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Citing Conference Proceedings

  • 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

Conferences Citation order

Material type In-text Full reference

See Cite Them Right; 12th Edn G3.1 - G3.4 p. 58-9

Citation order: Published conference papers or posters 


(Author, Date)

  •  Author of paper
  •  Year of publication (in round brackets)
  • 'Title of the contribution paper' (In single quotation marks)
  •  Title of conference: subtitle (In Italics)
  • Location and date of the conference
  • Place of publication: Publisher
  • Page reference for the paper

Individual conference papers published in journals

Material Type In-Text Example Reference List Example

See Cite Them Right; 12th Edn G3.4 p. 59

Conference proceeding published in a journal 





(Author, Date)




  • Citation Order
  • Author of paper.
  • Year of publication (in round brackets)
  • Title of paper (in single quotation marks)
  • From the conference title, location and date (if included) (in round brackets)
  • Title of journal (in italics)
  • Issue information, that is, volume (unbracketed) and where applicable, part number, month or season (all in round brackets)
  • Page reference for the paper
  • If accessed online: 
  • Available at: DOI or URL (Accessed: date).
Example: (Bukowski, 2009) Bukowski, R.M. (2009) 'Prognostic factors for survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: update 2008', (from the proceedings of the third Cambridge conference. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, June 27-28, 2008), Cancer, 115(10), p. 2273. Available at: (Accessed:17 July 2013).