In my Master's thesis, I use
scrbook and start every chapter on odd pages. Now both my table of contents and list of figures span exactly two pages. My question is therefore more related to style and "best practices" than to the technical implementation:
Would you recommend starting the table of contents and list of figures on an even or odd page?
On the one hand, it is consistent with the whole document to start both of them on an odd page. I think it is also what the reader expects: every new chapter (or listing) starts on the odd, i.e., right page.
On the other hand, listings exist for the purpose to provide an overview and should not be split over several (double) pages. Therefore, it can be beneficial to start them on even pages, because the reader does not need to turn the page to see the whole listing.
I was wondering whether there are any style guidelines that make a concrete statement about this problem. I had a look into different books and noticed they usually start their table of contents on odd pages, but they also span more than two pages (hence they could not be fit into one double page anyways).
Any information on this topic is appreciated.