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Vancouver Referencing Guide: Conference Proceedings

A guide to the Vancouver referencing style commonly used in the biomedical sciences

Print Conference Proceedings or Inividual Paper from Print Conference Proceedings

In the sciences conferences are a major source for the learning about the latest research.  At conferences, researchers present papers on their research and often obtain feedback from the audience.  The papers presented in the conference are then usually published in a collection called a conference proceeding. 

Standard Format for Print Conference Proceedings

Editor(s), ed(s). Title of conference: subtitle of conference; Year Month Date of Conference; Location of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.

Example:
Bruhat M, Silva Carvalho JL, Campo R, et al, eds. Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy; 2001 Nov 22-24; Lisbon, Portugal. Bologna (Italy): Monduzzi Editore, International Proceedings Division; 2001.


Standard format for a Paper from Print Conference Proceedings

Author(s). Title of paper. In: Editor A, Editor B, Editors. Title of Published Proceedings: Proceedings of the Title of Conference: subtitle of Conference; Year Month Date of Conference; Location of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of Publication. p. inclusive page numbers.

 Example:
Luca J, Tarricone P. Does emotional intelligence affect successful teamwork? In: Kennedy G, Keppell M,  McNaught C, et al, eds. Meeting at the Cossroads: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2001 Dec 9-12; Melbourne: Biomedical Multimedia Unit, The University of Melbourne; 2001. p.367-76.

Online Conference Proceedings or Individual Paper from Online Conference Proceedings

Standard Format for Publically Available Online Conference Proceedings

Editor(s), ed(s). Title of conference: subtitle of conference [conference proceedings on the Internet]; Year Month Date of Conference; Location of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of Publication. [date cited]. Available from: URL

Example:
Mu
ller S, ed. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar; 2003 Jul 18-20; East Lansing (MI) [conference proceedings on the Internet]. Stanford (CA): CSLI Publications; 2003. [cited 2013 Jun 26]. Available from: URL: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/4  

 
Standard Format for a Paper from Publically Available Online Conference Proceedings

Author(s).  Title of paper. In: Editors of proceedings. Title of Conference: subtitle of Conference [conference proceedings on the Internet]; Year Month Date of Conference; Location of Conference. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of Publication. [date cited]. Inclusive pagination. Available from: URL

Example:
Paris L, Koenig SP. What does it mean to be a complement? In: Muller S, ed. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar; 2003 Jul 18-20; East Lansing (MI) [conference proceedings on the Internet]. Stanford (CA): CSLI Publications; 2003. [cited 2013 Jun 26]. p.298-313. Available from: URL: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/4/paris-koenig.pdf

Standard Format for Paper from Online Conference Proceedings in an Electronic Collection

Author(s).  Title of paper. In: Proceedings of the Title of Conference: subtitle of Conference [conference proceedings on the Internet]; Year Month Date; Location. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Available from: Database Name.

Example:

Cloherty SL, Dokos S,  Lovell NH. Qualitative support for the gradient model of cardiac pacemaker heterogeneity. In: Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27 Annual Conference [conference proceedings on the Internet]; 2005 Sep 1-4; Shanghai, China. New York: IEEE; 2005 [cited 2013 Sep 2]. p. 133-6. Available from: IEEE Xplore http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplor