Conference paper: published [from Print source using Vancouver]


This format applies to conferences, meetings and symposia.

If the proceedings are published regularly, treat them as a periodical (journal).
The format to be used is much like that of a chapter in an edited book. Note the date and place of the conference is given before the publication details as the date details are different.

Standard Form

Author Initials. Title of paper. In: Editor Initials, editor. Title of Proceedings: Year Month Days: Place of Conference. Place of publication: Date of publication. p. start and finish pages.


Bengtesson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10: Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.

Citation in Text

Remember this will be a running number at the first use of a reference. If the reference is re-used then repeat the number allocated. Keep your style constant, either parenthesis (number) throughout, or superscript number. Do not change between the two. If your department recommends a particular style then use that.

Enforcing security ........ (15)


Enforcing security ....15


  • Plain arabic pagination can be cut to the minimum possible so that pages 121-129 can be shortened to 121-9. Prefix letters can also be shortened, e.g. S121-9, but use 121A-129A if letters are used as suffixes.