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Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

General format

Conference papers can be published in book or periodical form, or online. To cite published proceedings from a book, use the same format as for a book or a book chapter (excepting that the book title is capitalised - as it is the name of a conference). To cite proceedings that are published regularly, use the same format as for a journal.

Conference Proceedings, Conference Papers & Poster Presentations: Sample References

In-text Reference
End-text Reference
(reference lists require hanging indent)
Conference proceedings: Print
(published as a chapter in a book)
(Jones, Oran, & Sichel, 1992)
Jones, D. A., Oran, E. S., & Sichel, M. (1992). Numerical simulation of the reignition of detonation by reflected shocks.  In Proceedings of the Fifth Australian Supercomputing Conference (pp. 15-24). Melbourne, Australia:  RMIT University.
Conference proceedings: Electronic
(published as a chapter in a  book)

(Smith, 2003)

Smith, C. L. (2003). Understanding concepts in the defence in depth strategy.  In Proceedings of the IEEE 37th Annual 2003 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (pp. 8-16). doi:10.1109/CCST.2003.1297528.
Conference presentation: Unpublished

(Jongeling, 1988)

Jongeling, S. B. (1988, September). Student teachers’ preference for cooperative small group teaching.Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Research Forum of the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.
Poster session

(Jones, 1993)

Jones, P. (1993, September). Backyard bird watching. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Naturalist Club, Perth, Australia.

Meeting or Symposium Reference





Meeting or Symposium Reference

Learn how to format references for material presented at conference meetings or symposia, including formats for symposium contributions, paper presentations, poster sessions, and proceedings published in book or periodical form.

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