Reference List: Conference Publications

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Basic Guidelines for Citing Conference Publications

Note: The basic guidelines below are modeled on Citing Medicine, 2nd Ed. For a full list of citation rules, consult Chapter 3: Conference Publications.

Editor/Author

  • List names in the order they appear in the text
  • Enter editor’s/author’s surname followed by no more than 2 initials (e.g. Smith JD)
  • List all editors/authors, regardless of the number

Book/Paper Title

  • Enter the title of a book as it appears in the original document
  • Only capitalize the first word of a title, proper nouns, proper adjectives, acronyms, and initialisms
  • Use a colon followed by a space to separate a title from a subtitle

Conference Number and Title

  • Use arabic numbers. E.g.: Instead of “Second” or “II”, use 2nd
  • Enter the title of the conference as it appears in the original document
  • Capitalize all significant words in the title

Place of conference and place of publication

  • Place of conference is defined as the city where the conference took place
  • Place of publication is defined as the city where the proceedings were published
  • For U.S and Canadian cities, include the abbreviated state or province (e.g. Ottawa (ON), Denver (CO) )
  • For cities outside the U.S. and Canada, include the country name or ISO country code. (e.g. Malaga (ES) or Malaga (Spain) )

Publisher

  • Record the name of the publisher as it appears in the publication

Date of publication

  • Always give the year of publication
  • Include the month of publication, if desired, after the year. E.g. 2008 Jan
  • Abbreviate months to the first three letters (e.g. January becomes Jan)

Pagination

  • When appropriate, abbreviate page numbers as such: “p.344-6” instead of “p.344-346”

Citation Examples

Conference Papers: Print

1.  Author AA. Title of paper. In: Editor AA, Editor BB, Editor CC, editor(s). Title of book. Proceedings of Title of Conference; Date of conference; Location of conference. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. Page numbers.

Example

2.  Leonard KJ, Winkelman W. Developing electronic patient records: employing interactive methods to ensure patient involvement. In: Ferreira de Oliveira MJ, editor. Accessibility and quality of health services. Proceedings of the 28th Meeting of the European Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS); 2002 Jul 28-Aug 2; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Frankfurt (Germany): Peter Lang; c2004. p. 241-55.

Conference Papers: Online

3.  Author AA. Title of paper. In: Title of Conference [Internet];  Date of conference; Location of conference. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication [cited YYYY MMM DD]; p. page numbers. Available from: URL or Database Name.

Example

4.  Kumar D, Subramanyan P, Prasad A, Kaimal A, Santhosh A, Nair B, Achuthan K, Diwakar S. Mathematical models as bioscience educational tools. In: 2018 International conference on advances in computing, communications, and informatics (ICACCI); 2019 Sep 19-22; Bangalore, India. IEEE; 2018 Dec 03 [cited 2019 Mar 7]; p. 1552-6. Available from: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8554810&tag=1 ...

Conference Proceedings: Print

5.  Editor AA, Editor BB, 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

6.  Bruhat M, Silva Carvalho JL, Campo R, Fradique A, Dequesne J, Setubal A, editors. Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy; 2001 Nov 22-24; Lisbon, Portugal. Bologna (IT): Monduzzi Editore, International Proceedings Division; c2001. 474 p.

Conference Proceedings: Online

7.  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 MMM DD]. Available from: URL

Example

8.  Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller JF, Ryan C, Tettamanzi A, editors.  Genetic programming [Internet]. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; [cited 2019 Mar 7]. Available from: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=646810

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 2015 Oct 2; cited 2019 Mar 1]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine
Content last reviewed: February 20, 2019