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I am having an issue when citing references within my thesis. I use the apacite package. Below is the basic structure of the code:



\chapter{Literature Review}
Several methodological challenges arise when modeling count data (see 
\cite{lord_statistical_2010} for a good review).



This is the entry in the .bib file:

title = {The statistical analysis of crash-frequency data: A review and 
      assessment of methodological alternatives},
volume = {44},
issn = {09658564},
shorttitle = {The statistical analysis of crash-frequency data},
url = {http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0965856410000376},
doi = {10.1016/j.tra.2010.02.001},
number = {5},
journal = {Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice},
author = {Lord, Dominique and Mannering, Fred},
month = jun,
year = {2010},
pages = {291--305}

However when I run the PDFLaTeX I get the following error:

error: line 0 : Argument of \@@cite has an extra }

I generate the references.bib file using Zotero software. I very recently changed the package style to apacite. Previously I had used \bibliographystyle{plain} and the references had generated as desired. But now I have hit this roadblock.

I am now clueless as to why this is happening. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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closed as too localized by lockstep, percusse, Stefan Kottwitz Nov 20 '12 at 10:33

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Please show the entry lord_statistical_2010 of your bib file. Which document class do you use?. It's always the best providing a complete working minimal example. – Marco Daniel Aug 25 '12 at 7:27
Sorry, but I don't get any error. – egreg Aug 25 '12 at 10:06
When switching from one bibliography style to another, and especially when switching from one citation package to another (such as apacite), it's a good idea to wipe out all .aux, .bbl, and similar files and recompile the file from scratch, lest LaTeX and/or BibTeX get confused. – Mico Aug 25 '12 at 10:41
Which TeX distribution do you use? Which version of bibtex and apacite? – Kurt Aug 30 '12 at 23:25
@Kurt: Actually I found a work around to this issue. I used the natbibapa option for the apacite package and that seemed to solve all the issues. Instead of using \cite I had to use \citep for referencing. – sriramn Aug 31 '12 at 5:24