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Homepage / How do I reference… a conference paper in the APA7 style?

How do I reference… a conference paper in the APA7 style?

29/08/2023

Many of you will be using conference papers in your work. Some of these will also have been published as articles in the traditional way – but others are not. So, how do you go about referencing a conference paper in your work?

First of all, you need to collect together the following ‘elements’ to build your reference:

  • Author or authors – in the format Surname, Initials.
  • Date(s) of conference in full – in the format (Year, Month Day(s)).
  • Title of conference paper [followed by type of paper],
  • Title of conference, Location of conference.
  • URL or DOI (if available online)

Each element of the reference needs to be separated from the next by a full-stop and a space.

Conference paper image taken from https://naplesforumonservice.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Razmdoost.pdf

 

So, if we were using this conference paper in an assignment or an article, its bibliographic reference would look like this:

Razmdoost, K., Alinaghian, L. & Kutsch, E. (2021, September 6-9). Practice disruption in service ecosystems: the case of K2 2008 disaster [Conference paper]. 7th Naples forum on service, Naples, Italy.

Remember that APA7 references should all be formatted with a hanging indent.

Your in-text citations (where you refer to the work within your own text) would simply include the authors’ surnames and the year of publication so they would be…

Razmdoost, Alinaghian & Kutsch (2021) or, where you were quoting directly, Razmdoost, Alinaghian & Kutsch (2021, p3).

Any questions about referencing? Consult our Referencing and Plagiarism pages or drop us an email here.

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Karen Stokes

Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Librarian since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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