APA Conference Citation

By definition, a conference is a gathering or meeting of a group of people to discuss a certain topic or theme. Its various types differ on the purpose, organization and participants.
The first thing you need know is the guide in citing the authors. Once you are familiar with this, you can move on and learn the details of APA conference citation.  Ergo, these are exactly what you will find in this article.

Citing the Author

One Author

In-text citation Reference list
Last name

 

Woods

 

*Write only the last name without the initials for all in-text citations.

Last name, A. A.

 

Woods, Q.

 

Multiple Authors 

Two to Seven Authors
In-text citation Reference list
Last Name A & Last name B

 

Olson & Hansen

 

*Use ampersand (&) instead of “and.” You can include up to five names, but in the next citations just use the first author’s last name followed by et al.

Last name, A. A., & Last name, B. B. 

 

Olson, K. & Hansen G. R.

 

*The names of the author should be listed in the same order as it is written in the source. Use ampersand (&) instead of “and.”

 

More than Seven Authors
In-text citation Reference list
Last name A et al.

 

Rice et al.

 

*Only include the first author’s last name followed by et al.

Last name, A. A., Last name, B. B., Last name, C. C., Last name, D. D., Last name, E. E., Last name, F. F., . . . Last name, G. G.

 

Rice, A., Moreno, J., Nichols, H. R., Arnold, W. C., Stephens, J., Kelley, L. S., . . . Dunn, R.

 

*Up to seven authors can be included in the reference list. After the name of the sixth author, write three ellipsis points followed by the last author’s name.

 

In-text Citation

  • The in-text citation is written inside the parentheses usually with the last name of the author and year of publication, separated by a comma.

(Spencer & Peters, 2007)

  • If the name of the author is included within the text, write only the year inside the parentheses.

Spencer & Peters (2007)

  • In quoting a part of a work, include the name of the author, year, and page number.

(Burke, 2011, p. 18)

Burke (2011, p. 18)

Reference List

  • Include as much reference information available from the source.
  • Italicize the title of paper or the conference.
  • Page numbers are preceded by p. for one page and pp. for two or more pages.
  • The place of publication includes the city and abbreviated form of the state. There is no need to write Publishers, Company or Inc. with the name of the publisher.
  • List the DOI for conference papers or proceedings found on the web. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string used by scholarly publishers to provide persistent link to content in the internet.

 

Elements

 

Published Conference Proceedings

Editor (Ed.). (Year). Proceedings from Title of Conference. Place of publication: Name of Publisher.

Example: Stark, B. M. (Ed.). (2004). Proceedings from the 7th Annual Conference on Business Management: Industry Trends. Detroit, MI: Craig.

 

Conference Paper in Published Proceedings

In Print

Basic Format: Author. (Year). Title of Paper. In Editor (Ed.), Paper presented at Title of Conference (pages). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Example: Hayes, R. & Murray, I. (2004). Consumers and Product Prices. In P. D.  Garcia, Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Business Management: Industry Trends (pp. 7-10). Detroit, MI: Craig.

 

Online

Basic Format: Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of Paper. Paper presented at Title of Conference. doi:0000000/000000000000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000

Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of Paper. Paper presented at Title of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher.

Examples:

Stevens, K. L. (2004, December 6). Online Marketing. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Business Management: Industry Trends. doi:10.1024/LR.1205.208

Stevens, K. L. (2004, December 6). Online Marketing. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Business Management: Industry Trends. Detroit, MI: Craig.

 

Unpublished Conference Paper

Basic Format: Author. (Year, Month Day). Title of Paper. Paper presented at Title of Conference, City, State.

Example: Owens, R. (2004, December 6). Booming Business in 2004. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Business Management: Industry Trends, Detroit, MI.