# Nomeclature Heading Appearing With a Star in Front and not in bold [closed]

I am preparing an article for an Elsevier journal,and have a list fo abbreviations at the end (just before references) for which i use nomenclature. However, in the resulting PDF, the heading instead of appearing in bold, appears in normal font, and has a star in front.

Instead of 'List of abbreviations' in bold, i get '*List of abbreviations' in a normal font.

I have searched for quite a while, but so far i can't say that i found anything.

Does anyone have any idea what could be the cause?

the relevant code is:

\usepackage[noprefix]{nomencl}
\renewcommand{\nomname}{List of Abbreviations}
......
\makenomenclature
.......
\nomenclature{abbreviation}{what it stands for}
.......
\clearpage
\markboth{\nomname}{\nomname}

\printnomenclature

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I'd guess (but since you have not provided an MWE it's only a guess) that your package is doing \section*{\nomname} but the class being used doesn't have a * form for section so it works like \section{*}\nomname that is, a section with name * and initial paragraph List of Abbreviations. – David Carlisle Jun 30 '12 at 19:20
In a mock document with \documentclass{elsarticle} everything works; did you redefine \section? – egreg Jun 30 '12 at 20:23
I apologize in case something i don't get is obvious to everyone, as i have practically no experience with latex, or using markdown formatting that is utilized by the forum. I will try to figure out how to give a MWE (assuming that means a minimal working example) and provide one in a while. As for the \section, i haven't redefined it. I initially was to send the article to a springer journal, and i had no problem there (using their svjour3 template). I had \section etc, and just the prontnomenclature – eidimon Jul 1 '12 at 10:52
First of all, i forgot to thank you both for your answers. It seems like the problem has something to do with the algorithm2e package. When i comment out \usepackage{algorithm2e} the 'List of Abbreviations' title of the nomenclature appears as it was supposed to, without any * in front, and in bold. In the springer version i wasn't using algorithm2e due to a conflict, and was using instead a verbatim inside a program with the pseudo-code preformatted. – eidimon Jul 1 '12 at 12:00

## closed as too localized by cgnieder, percusse, Tom Bombadil, diabonas, Marco DanielAug 25 '12 at 13:06

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