Conference papers

Conference papers – published in a book or journal

Conference proceedings may be formally published in a book or journal. If conference proceedings are published:

In a book

Use the same format as for a book or book chapter, for example

Bowles, T., Musgrove, E., & Hornsby, Z. (2009). The consistency of attachment styles: An experiment eliciting a response to acceptance or rejection. In Z. J. Hazelwood (Ed.), Connecting research and practice in relationships: Conference proceedings (pp. 9–14). Australian Psychological Society.

In a journal

Use the same format as a journal article, for example

Helton, W. S., Kemp, S., & Walton, D. (2013). Individual differences in movements in response to natural disasters: Tsunami and earthquake case studies. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 57(1), 858–862.

Conference papers or posters – not formally published

For paper or poster presentations that have not been formally published as a book or journal, use the following as a guide:

Presenter, A. A. (Year, Month days). Title of paper or poster [Type of contribution]. Conference name, Location. DOI or URL

  • The date (Year, Month days) should match the day or days of the full conference to aid retrieval, even though a presentation probably occurred on only a single day
  • For location, provide the city; state, province or territory if applicable (U.S. two-letter postal code abbreviations and similar abbreviations in other countries, if available); and the country name spelt out in full
    • For example:
      New York, NY, United States
      Sydney, NSW, Australia
      Christchurch, New Zealand


Proudfoot, F. (2015, February 18–20). Understanding cultural differences at the frontline [Paper presentation]. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.