When using the IEEE template (LaTeX and BibTeX) the references page appears before the title page. Why is this?

The LaTeX file:


% correct bad hyphenation here
\hyphenation{op-tical net-works semi-conduc-tor}

% paper title
% can use linebreaks \\ within to get better formatting as desired

\title{Bare Demo of IEEEtran.cls for Conferences}

% author names and affiliations
% use a multiple column layout for up to three different
% affiliations


The abstract goes here. 


% no \IEEEPARstart
This demo file is intended to serve as a ``starter file''
for IEEE conference papers produced under \LaTeX\ using
IEEEtran.cls version 1.7 and later. \cite{dp}
% You must have at least 2 lines in the paragraph with the drop letter
% (should never be an issue)
I wish you the best of success.

\hfill mds

\hfill January 11, 2007

\subsection{Subsection Heading Here}
Subsection text here.

\subsubsection{Subsubsection Heading Here}
Subsubsection text here.

The conclusion goes here.

The authors would like to thank...


the bib file:

@Article{ dp,
  title = {Exact and approximate representations for the sum Dirichlet process},
  author = "Ishwaren, H. and Zarepour, M. ",
  journal = "Can J Stat",
  Volume = 30,
  PAGES = {269–283},
  year = 2002,
  • 2
    Welcome to TeX.sx! and congratulations for the good example. While the \bibliographystyle command can go almost anywhere, the \bibliography command should go where you want the bibliography to be typeset.
    – egreg
    Mar 25, 2013 at 21:26
  • Beautiful! Thanks! You guys are so much more polite than stack overflow.
    – RNs_Ghost
    Mar 25, 2013 at 21:28
  • 1
    We try hard to be friendly, particularly to newbies. Welcome again.
    – egreg
    Mar 25, 2013 at 21:39
  • I removed several line breaks from your example code. Also I removed your thanks: Usually, we don't put this (and greetings as well) in our posts. While this might seem strange at first, it is not a sign of lack of politeness, but rather part of our trying to keep everything very concise. Accepting and upvoting answers is the preferred way here to say "thank you" to users who helped you.
    – Speravir
    Mar 25, 2013 at 21:50

1 Answer 1


\bibliography needs to go where you actually want your bibliography output (at the end?)

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