For some reason, there is no blank space between the bibliography section title (References) and the first reference. I am currently using \bibliographystyle{apalike} as bibliography style and document class article (\documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article}). Does anyone have an idea how to get a baseline skip in between the title 'References' and the first reference?

EDIT: I am using \usepackage{natbib}.

EDIT2: My preamble

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article}


%  colorlinks=false,% hyperlinks will be black
%  linkbordercolor=white,% hyperlink borders will be red
%  pdfborderstyle={/S/U/W 0}% border style will be underline of width 1pt




closed as off-topic by karlkoeller, Heiko Oberdiek, Werner, Torbjørn T., Mensch Sep 17 '13 at 20:11

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  • With the limited information you are providing, I can only recommend using \vspace*{3mm} where '3mm' can be set as much space as you want. – Mario S. E. Sep 17 '13 at 16:15
  • Without a MWE it is very difficult to predict the behaviour of some not-working code, please provide one if you can. – alandella Sep 17 '13 at 16:16
  • I understand. There is just not too much I can give as an MWE. Perhaps this helps: s24.postimg.org/aigpfgf05/Example.png You can see there is no space between 'References' and the first reference. Further, the title References is at the right location. As for tex coding, I use the following to create the bibliography: \bibliographystyle{apalike} \bibliography{Bibliography} – Pieter Oudshoorn Sep 17 '13 at 16:20
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    Does this behavior persist if you create a minimal test document like \documentclass{article}\usepackage{natbib}\begin{document}\nocite{*}\bibliographystyle{apalike}\bibliography{bib_name_here}\end{document}? If it does not persist, then you should be able to go through the process of creating an MWE that you can then post so we can help you further. – Adam Liter Sep 17 '13 at 16:32
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a mistake made and solved by the OP. – karlkoeller Sep 17 '13 at 18:42