# Uneven spacing in IEEE bibliography entries!

I am writing a IEEE journal article, the entire reference file is done in JabTex and all the entries seem pretty alright. I am referring to around 200+ papers. However when I build the file the first two pages of my bibliography are alright, then all of a sudden the spacing between the paragraphs changes. Here is my code. Just the initial and ending parts.

\documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{upgreek}
\usepackage{cite}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{multirow}
\listfiles
\usepackage{cite}
\begin{document}


Followed by....

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\bibliography{ppy}
\end{document}


• Welcome to TeX.SX! A complete minimal working example (MWE) would be really helpful here. Apr 4, 2014 at 5:30
• If you can only find what part is causing the change, it will probably be obvious in hindsight. One may suspect be the last entry that looks OK, or the first one that doesn't look OK. Take away all your text except for \cite for those two, and regenerate. Still a problem? In that case maybe you can isolate which one of those two entries it is.
– pst
Apr 4, 2014 at 5:59
• Entry 173 looks suspect to me: not only is it the last apparently OK entry, but it has some odd formatting. Try what pst suggests: or try removing citation to 173 then 174 and see if the problem persists. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:16
• Yeah, or just inspect that bib entry to see if there is anything strange in it. The reason I said to keep the strange part was that if the problem can't be determined then by user49012 that's the way to a minimal problem showing the problem to us.
– pst
Apr 4, 2014 at 7:28
• I think it's math in entry 173 that isn't ended.
– pst
Apr 4, 2014 at 7:30

with current TeXLive (the bib is part of TeXLive):

\documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{upgreek}
\usepackage{cite}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{multirow}
\def\BibTeX{Bib\TeX}
\listfiles
\begin{document}
\nocite{*}
\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\bibliography{IEEEexample}
\end{document}


If you get the same output then there is a problem with your bib data. Provide the *.bib file for testing.