I am using the document class amsbook and generate the amsrefs bibliography by


Now, there is a page that only says Bibliography, and the first actual reference appears on the next page.

I have no idea how this problem occurs. Can anyone help out?

  • Please provide a full minimal example. Just posting sniplets like this, makes it less likely to get help from others. Not everyone has experience with amsrefs – daleif Sep 13 '13 at 13:01
  • @daleif: Okay -- on the way. – Rasmus Sep 13 '13 at 13:04
  • (no longer necessary as Andrew Swann's answer solves the problem) – Rasmus Sep 13 '13 at 13:14

You should be using \input not \include. The latter adds a \clearpage. Here is the first example from the AMS documentation in your set-up:

Sample output

Main file:



Alan Sokal~\cite{Sokal96} recommends Bourbaki’s text~\cite{Bourbaki70}
for a gentle introduction to set theory. 



with bibcode.tex containing:

title={Th\'eorie des ensembles},
author={Bourbaki, Nicolas},

title={Trangressing the boundaries},
subtitle={Toward a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity},
author={Sokal, Alan},
journal={Social Text},
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