Example APA Style: Conference paper

Proceedings are contributions to scientific conferences, congresses, symposiums or meetings. They often are published bundled and are formally published in a book or in periodicals. This represents a report about what has been discussed during a particular conference. The APA Style has specific rules for the notation of proceedings or conference papers.

 Chapter of proceedings in a book
APA-format AuthorLastname, Initials. (Year). TitleConferencePaper. In Editor1Initial. Editor1LastName & Editor2Initial. Editor2Lastname. (Ed.), TitleProceedings (pp. FirstpageLastpage). City, State/Country: NamePublisher. (instead of the publisher you can also use the URL or DOI)
In reference list Katz, I., Gabayan, K. & Aghajan, H. (2007). A multi-touch surface using multiple cameras. In J. Blanc-Talon, W. Philips, D. Popescu & P. Scheunders (Red.), Lecture notes in Computer Science: Vol 4678. Advanced concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (pp. 97-108). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74607-2_9
In the text
  • Research suggests that … (Katz, Gabayan & Aghajan, 2007).
  • Katz, Gabayan and Aghajan (2007) found that … .
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  Paper from online proceeding
APA-format AuthorLastName, Initials. (Year). TitleConferencePaper. TitleProceedings, volume, Firstpage-LastPage. https://doi.org/DoiNumber (instead of using the DOI, you can also use the URl: “Retrieved from http://Website”)
In reference list Tattersall, I. (2009). Human origins: Out of Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 16018-16021. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0903207106
In the text
  • The paper from the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America suggests that … (Tattersall, 2009).
  • In his research Tattersall (2009) found that … .

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